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Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?


Hi, I’m Mike Hancock with Hancock Injury Attorneys and I want to answer the question that a lot of my potential clients have and that is: “Do I need an attorney to represent me in my personal injury case?” The way I would answer that is this: there are certain cases that you may not need an attorney to represent you. But, I would always advise that before you speak with anyone from either your insurance company or the other at-fault party’s insurance company, I would always advise and say it’s necessary for your best interest to talk with an attorney before you do so. Now, let me give you an idea of why I think in the majority of cases, it’s necessary for you to have an attorney represent you. You know, I’ll give you one example that just came up last week, and it really made me mad, but it’s just an example of what we deal with on a daily basis. I have a nice, young client who was recently in a car crash. She was traveling down a main thoroughfare and she was properly traveling in the center of three lanes and somebody pulled out from a business on the side of the road and pulled out directly in front of my client. My client jammed on her brakes, honked her horn, and ended up t-boning the person that pulled out in front of her. And so while we thought this would just be your typical claim in which the insurance company- and in this case the insurance company was USAA- so a company that we think is a very good company in general, but a claim where we thought that the insurance company would accept 100 percent fault, I get called from the insurance adjuster telling me and my client that they were only willing to pay 70 percent of my client’s property damage to repair her vehicle because they- the insurance adjuster- had placed 30 percent fault on my client, even though the other party that ran out in front of her got a ticket for doing so. So, we run across the ridiculous positions of insurance adjusters- you know- on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis, and that is one reason that in reality you’re going to need a personal injury attorney to represent you. If you have any more questions, give me a call. Mike Hancock, Hancock Injury Attorneys, call me at (813) 915-1110. I’d be happy to get on the phone with you and discuss whatever legal issue you are having regarding a personal injury claim.

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Thanks for the awesome service. You both did so much work on this and I appreciate it very much. This is a great outcome.

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Mike and his team are awesome, emails are always responded back same day and the chiropractor recommendation was great. I was in a small fender bender but was always treated as if my case was worth a million dollars. I recommend his firm 1,000% you won't be disappointed.

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