If you are able to be patient and organize yourself properly then you will be able handle your basic accident claims. With basic claims, it is quite difficult for the insurance company to reduce or deny you the compensation asked for. It is therefore important that you acquaint yourself with what you can handle on your own and these are:

1.    Accidents due to products that are defective

2.    Accidents at home

3.    Slip/trip and fall accidents

4.    Accidents involving pedestrians, vehicles or cycles

If the situation involved is severe, then you will need to hire the services of a lawyer. These could be situations where the injuries are quite serious or exposure to toxic substances.

You can still go ahead and represent yourself if the situation is as the following;

Everything is simple

Some claims could only be a matter of proper communication where you will draft letters and make certain phone calls. With nothing technical, you can get compensation according to what you have observed of the whole incident.

There is structure in the compensation system

The amount of compensation you get is not a guesswork thing. For you to get the amount you have requested for, a number of things come to play like injuries, medical costs and the type of accident. This is how your claim is valued.

When you have the information at your fingertips

If you do know all the necessary details involving your claim then you are safe to go in alone. You need to be able to understand the injuries and other conditions.

However, there are circumstances you should not dare try handling issues by yourself or you will have moved from the frying pan into the fire.

1.    The first situation is when the injuries you have suffered due to the accident have affected physical capabilities or have left you with a permanent disability.

2.    The other thing you should never try handling by yourself is where there is the issue of medical malpractice. The matters therein are quite complex thus the need to hire an attorney.

3.    There are cases where insurance companies have refused to pay claims and if this happens to you then there is no short cut to it. You will have to get a lawyer to fight for you so that you get what is rightful yours.

Therefore, it is important that before you decide to represent yourself, you get to know what is involved so that you do not suffer any loss.