Every person has the right to file a claim for compensation for any injuries that occur due to thoughtless or reckless actions. Compensation can serve to cover the costs of medical bills and other expenses that arise from a personal injury case. You can either choose to settle the case without needing a lawsuit, such as taking action against the individual’s insurance company (as in a car accident claim), or you can go the legal route and file a lawsuit to bring the case to court.

If you would like to see how a Greenville personal injury lawyer might handle your case, you can always discuss the matter with our team at Harris Law Firm, PLLC in a free consultation.

Can I Handle My Injury Case on My Own?

Some personal injury matters may be a cut and dry case, or relatively minor, and thus you would not need an attorney. Remember, though, that when you have legal counsel, your attorney can evaluate the full potential of your claim, and exhaust every possible resource for collecting compensation.

Even if you believe that your injuries were minor, keep in mind that the extent of some injuries might not reveal themselves until later on down the line. You do not want to accept a lower settlement first, only to find that you will need additional treatment that costs more than what the offer you had agreed upon. Furthermore, it can be difficult to argue pain and suffering damages on your behalf.

Lastly, insurance companies are ruthless when it comes to paying out on settlements. They use many tactics to prevent a claimant from receiving the maximum payout on a claim, including deflecting liability and even outright denying their insured’s responsibility in the matter. Insurance companies will often overrun individuals making a claim against them, but will be more apt to take them more seriously. That is one of the largest reasons why having an attorney is so important.

Learn more about the types of cases our Greenville personal injury attorneys handle.

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Noel Harris

W. Noel Harris, founder of Harris Law Firm, PLLC, is a distinguished personal injury attorney with a Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Since 1981, he has been a dedicated member of the Plaintiff’s bar, specializing in personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and products liability. Known for his profound legal knowledge and tenacious client representation, Noel has over three decades of experience, yielding numerous million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. His commitment to justice is reflected in his memberships in prestigious legal associations, including the Mississippi and Arkansas Bars, Mississippi Association for Justice, American Association for Justice, and the National Trial Lawyers Association. Recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer and holding an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Noel’s expertise and ethical standards set him apart as a leading advocate for accident victims in Greenville, MS. Read

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