Do I Need An Attorney to Help Me with My Personal Injury Claim?


Hi, I’m Mike Hancock with Hancock Injury Attorneys and today I’m here to answer a question that my clients frequently ask and that is do I need an attorney to help me with my personal injury claim.

I get questions like that from clients who have had minor collisions and minor injuries all the way to clients who have had substantial and catastrophic injuries. Most think that the insurance companies will end up doing the right thing and that there’s really no need to hire an attorney to represent them.

So here’s how I would answer this. I used to represent insurance companies for about eight years, the first eight years of my practice. I worked for two different law firms, 115 lawyer law firm and 125 lawyer law firm. I was retained by insurance companies like Allstate, State Farm, Travelers and Geico, and many others, to represent their insureds when they were sued in personal injury claims. And based upon those eight years of my representing insurance companies in personal injury claims and wrongful death claims, I can tell you for certain that the insurance adjuster’s goal is to pay you the least amount of money possible. And the way that they are definitely going to do that is by having you convinced that you don’t need an attorney.

So there are many times that I meet with clients here in my office and there are many times that I end up telling them that for your particular case you really don’t need an attorney. That there’s really nothing that I can do for you and there’s nothing more that I’m going to be able to do for you than you can do on your own. But what I would suggest to you is this if you have a personal injury claim give me a call, let’s go over the facts, and I’ll give you my honest opinion as to whether or not you need an attorney, and whether one would benefit you in the long run.

I’m Mike Hancock with Hancock Injury Attorneys. If you have any more questions give me a call at 813-915-1110 or visit me on our website at