Will My Settlement Be Larger With Or Without A Personal Injury Lawyer?

After you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another party, you may be wondering if it is worth your time and money to hire a personal injury lawyer. 


Let’s face it, when injured, everyone grapples with the idea of hiring a personal injury lawyer.  


You go back and forth debating… 


Will I end up paying them more and receiving less out of my settlement?  

Will they be able to help me?  

Will they be more of a hindrance?  

I need the money now – won’t a lawyer slow things down? 


The bottom line – YES- a personal injury lawyer can typically secure you a larger settlement from the insurance company. In the case of a car crash, slip and fall, or even medical malpractice, you should lean on the expertise of a top-rated injury attorney. Our personal injury lawyers explain why this is the case. 




Increasing Injury Settlements 


Settlements and compensation payouts tend to be higher because a personal injury lawyer knows how to do his/her job. We spent years in school and most importantly we deal with these cases every single day 


Now think, if you were handling your case without help, would you know where to begin? What paperwork would there be to file? How would you handle insurance companies and claim adjusters? Would you feel confident negotiating back, or would you take the first offer that came to you? 


Hiring a personal injury is hugely beneficial in securing you or your loved one a higher settlement because personal injury lawyers know: 


  • Insurance company tactics and how to combat them:  Let’s face it, your insurance company does not have your best interest at hand.
  • How to hold the negligent parties responsible
  • How to negotiate and handle settlements: Never take the first settlement offered.
  • How to calculate pain and suffering
  • How to assess the long-term effects of injuries: While you may feel okay now, will your injuries and medical bills persist for longer than the financial compensation you may receive? Our attorneys at Mickey Keenan, P.A. will make sure your pain, suffering, and financial/medical bills are covered long-term.
  • How to handle a courtroom: Most personal injury cases do not go to trial, but if they do, the attorneys at Mickey Keenan P.A. are well-versed in the local laws and will fight for your rights in court. 



How Much Higher Could My Settlement Be? 


If you are considering handling your own case, be aware that the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer are many and outweigh any perceived advantages when handling it on your own.  


But how much higher are the settlements? 



A personal injury victim that was represented by an attorney won 3.5 times more in settlement compensation than a victim that had no representation. 

-Insurance Research Council 



A study by the IRC found that over 85% of all payout dollars went to a personal injury victim that had hired a lawyer.  


Your health and future are something worth investing in. You deserve a veteran injury lawyer on your side to help make things right again. Get a free case review from our legal team 



Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer  


Hiring a personal injury lawyer could least increase your settlement and payout compensation by threefold.  


Aside from the money, a lawyer will be there every step of the way. When you are injured, you need to focus on recovery, going to doctor appointments, resting, etc. The last thing you need to be doing is tackling your own personal injury case, adding mental headaches, stress, and anguish to your list of concerns. We save you time. 


Our personal injury attorneys at Mickey Keenan P.A. will guide you every step of the way, so you can focus on what’s most important—your health & recovery! 


Get The Settlement You Deserve 


The next time you or a loved one have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, call Mickey Keenan Law in Tampa, FL today at 813-871-1300. 


Our consultations are free and if you do not win your personal injury case you do not pay. We believe in your case and will fight for you like family. Let our experienced attorneys get the additional settlement money you are entitled to. We’d be proud to help make you whole again.  


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