|Can I resolve a negligence claim without a Lawyer?|
Yes you can however you are likely to obtain significantly less compensation then had you retained the services of an expert Personal Injury Lawyer.
A Lawyer who is a specialist in the area of personal injury law will have great experience in dealing with insurance companies and be able to advise you as to the type of compensation you are entitled to receive as a result of your injury and how much compensation is reasonable and fair.
Most claims resolved by people who are not represented by a Lawyer are resolved for usually about 20% of their real value. You should never speak to an insurance investigator without speaking to a Personal Injury Lawyer first. Anything you say to an insurance investigator can and will be used against you. You must be very careful with your words which can be twisted by an insurance investigator.
You should never negotiate a resolution of your claim without speaking to a Personal Injury Lawyer as you will get much less and any settlement will end your rights to compensation for ever so you need to make sure you are getting the best result you can.
It is important to engage, at an early stage, in any claim an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer and particularly a Lawyer who is an accredited specialist in personal injury law by the Law Society of NSW.