Why Can’t I Represent Myself in Court?

If you’ve been searching for an Atlanta workers’ comp lawyer, you’ve probably had the thought of representing yourself for your compensation claim in court. After all, can’t you do all the work that a lawyer can do on your own time and save money?

While some people do choose to take on insurance companies themselves in court, this is highly discouraged because when you forego working with a lawyer, you miss out on the experience and knowledge that comes along with working with a professional on your team who wants to see you win and get the compensation that they deserve.

When you get seriously sick or break a bone, you probably head to the doctor. Unless you are a jack of all trades, you probably also take your car to a mechanic when it breaks down, and you call an electrician when your power goes out. When you hire these professionals, you’re paying them for more than the tools that they use; you’re paying to have someone who knows their craft fix what’s going wrong with your life correctly the first time.

In the same way, our Atlanta workers’ comp lawyers have the expertise to help you maximize your claim. While you can represent yourself when taking on your employer and the insurance companies, you won’t have enough knowledge or expertise to make sure that you’re getting what you deserve.

If you’ve been hurt on the job, call our professionals to help you maximize your claim. We at the Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson are proud to keep costs for our clients low by not charging them unless we win in court. You don’t have to tackle your insurance claim by yourself; give us a call today at 404-692-6482 for a free initial consultation.