I often get asked why you should employ an attorney to handle your accident case. Unfortunately some clients feel that they can handle the case themselves and begin negotiating with the insurance companies themselves, only to realize that they are greatly unmatched. However, by the time they come back to us, they have already harmed the value of the case substantially. In cases where clients attempt to negotiate insurance settlements, they have harmed the value of their own case. Many times statements made to the insurance company will be used to limit or deny liability in your case.