Do I Need An Attorney?



Should you hire an lawyer or can you handle the claim yourself? In simple cases, where the injury is minor and the fault clear, can often be settled quickly with the insurance company without hiring an attorney. Even if the company balks at paying, you can often get a good settlement by filing a small claims case, since the insurance company’s expense of going to court is often higher than the cost of settling.


Complicated cases, such as with serious medical malpractice or an accident causing death, should be handled by an attorney who can analyze the value of the case and let the other side know that you are serious about your claim.

As a personal injury attorney I have seen people who have made the mistake of settling their case without adequate legal advice. It is my firm belief that almost all personal injury litigants should seek counsel.


Michael E. Seelie, PA has represented people in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding communities of Orange Park, St. Augustine, Green Cove Springs, Callahan, Palatka, Fernandina Beach, Gainesville, and Lake City in rollover accident cases since 1978.