If you were injured in an accident and are considering legal action, your first step is to call an attorney to discuss the details of your case. Many firms, including The May Firm, offer free consultations, so you can speak with attorneys at a few law firms before deciding how to move forward with your claim.

One question frequently asked of us at The May Firm is: Do I need an attorney? The short answer is, surprisingly, not always. At The May Firm, we get many calls every day from people injured in an accident that resulted from someone else’s negligence. Yet, there are cases when people call us and explain their situation, and it turns out they may not actually need an attorney at all.

One reason why we may turn away a potential client is because we realize that an attorney will not add any value to an individual’s case. When we decide to take on a case, our goal at The May Firm is to make sure that your life is easier due to our involvement, and that your settlement is bigger than what you would receive without us.

The bottom line is that we want to make sure you get the most compensation for your injuries as possible. Sometimes, you will take home more money if you handle the claim yourself, versus hiring a law firm to do it for you.

Every time we speak with potential clients, we ask ourselves, “Can we add value?” If the answer is no, then we will tell you that an attorney may not be in your best interest.

There’s no hard or fast rule to deciding upon hiring an attorney. An attorney can listen to the details of your case and get a sense for the need for legal involvement based on their extensive experience. To get a detailed answer for your specific case, call The May Firm today. The best way to know if you need an attorney is to call. The May Firm offers a free, no-obligation consultation, which allows you to get answers to all of your questions. You will gain the ability to make an informed decision regarding the best way to proceed with your particular case.