Can I Settle a Car Accident Claim Without a Car Accident Attorney?

Can I Settle a Car Accident Claim Without a Car Accident Attorney?

You ought to get compensation from the driver who injured you in a car accident that was their fault. This can be done in two ways, by seeking a settlement out of court or by filing a lawsuit. It’s usually advisable to seek legal assistance from Brooklyn car accident lawyers with this process. However, if you’re unsure of the process for handling a vehicle accident claim without legal representation, this guide can explain it to you.

How to Handle a Car Accident Claim Without an Attorney?

1. Assess The Severity Of Your Damages

When you are in a car accident, the negligent driver is required to “make you whole,” or pay you compensation for any losses.

Depending on how big your potential future medical expenses and missed income will be, you might need to seek professional guidance from Brooklyn car accident lawyers. 


After a car accident, you’ll want to make sure you’re filing a claim against the appropriate parties or organizations. You will typically be negotiating with that driver’s insurance company if you decide to file a claim against the other driver who was at fault for your collision. However, there can be further culpability.


If you want to increase the likelihood that you will be presented with a reasonable settlement offer, you must be able to convince the judge that you are entitled to compensation. Your chances of convincing an insurer to accept liability and your estimation of the severity of the harm you have suffered increase as you accumulate more proof.


You can send a demand letter to the insurance that is representing the motorist who injured you once you have determined the strength of your case and the extent of your losses. By submitting a demand letter, you can start talks on your terms as opposed to relying solely on the insurer’s initial offer.


You should carefully read this offer to decide if you think the compensation is enough to make up for all of your losses. Accepting a settlement is a major move, and you shouldn’t do it unless you are aware of the degree of your losses—both present and future—and the damages you have suffered. Make sure you are not left with any regrets later on.


Lastly, you must be certain that you are aware of the statute of limitations if you intend to negotiate your own settlement. This is the deadline for filing injury claims.

Your claim will become canceled if you do not bring a lawsuit against the responsible parties before the statute of limitations expires. So, with the aid of Brooklyn car accident lawyers, don’t put off settling your dispute.

Risks Associated with Resolving a Car Accident Claim Without Counsel

The risks of attempting to resolve your claim without legal representation are significant. Let’s analyze: 

  • It’s possible that you’ll make a mistake that prevents you from getting paid.  
  • Time-barring of the case. 
  • You could decide to renounce your rights.
  • You can overlook crucial evidence.

Why You Should Hire a Lawyer to Handle Your Car Accident Claim

For numerous reasons, hiring a lawyer to assist you in settling a vehicle accident claim is frequently the best course of action. 

  • You might get assistance from your lawyer in estimating the value of your case.
  • If you have a lawyer, the insurer is more likely to take you seriously.
  • The goals of your lawyer coincide with yours. Legal fees are normally not charged until your attorney is successful in getting you compensation.

Just think about it

Given the amount of money at risk, you might not want to take the chance of trying to handle your claim alone. Instead, think considering setting up a meeting with one of the skilled Brooklyn car accident lawyers at Siler & Ingber to learn more about the kinds of legal aid that are accessible to you.

Share this post



PROMOTION PERIOD: The Siler & Ingber Mineola MegaStar Contest begins on March 20, 2023 at 12:00 am ET and
ends on May 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, a MegaStar must be a legal U.S. resident at least 16 years of age as of date of
Nomination. A Mineola MegaStar is defined as a person who lives or works in Mineola and is admired or idealized for their courage, dedication, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. By participating, Entrants agree to be
bound by the official rules. Sponsors reserve the right to verify and determine eligibility in their sole discretion.

TO PARTICIPATE: During the Promotion Period, Siler & Ingber will accept from the members of the public (herein, the “Nominators”) nominations of Eligible Entrants (Mineola Megastars) who live or works in Mineola. Nominations may be entered by visiting and completing the online form and essay submission or by emailing photo and essay to during the Promotion Period to receive one (1) entry. Essay must not exceed 500 words. Acceptable essay formats are word documents or pdf ONLY. Nominations submitted without all required information or after the Promotion Period will be disregarded.
Online submissions must be received by May 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET to be eligible. All entries become the exclusive property of Siler & Ingber and will not be acknowledged or returned.

ESSAY: During the promotion period, an Entrant can nominate a Mineola MegaStar for the contest by submitting a
photo and essay. The essay must describe why the individual should be chosen as the award winner, including how the individual demonstrates some or all of the following qualifications:

1) an inspiring example to others by helping make Mineola a better place to live (through volunteerism, extra-curricular actives, special projects, giving back, etc.)

2) going above and beyond to aid a friend, family member, stranger or community in a time of need; and/or

3) love of profession and desire, determination and diligence to help outside of normal job responsibilities. The essay must be in English and no more than 500 words. All information provided must be truthful, accurate and complete. An Entrant cannot nominate more than one Hero.

Submitted Materials: Each essay must satisfy all the following submission requirements the Submission


· The essay must be the original creation of Entrant.

· The essay must not portray any recognizable individual without their prior consent, including consent from the

· Entrant must either own all rights to the essay or otherwise have the right to submit the essay in the contest and to provide the rights to Sage Surfaces as set forth herein.

· The essay must not infringe any third party’s intellectual property rights.

· The essay may not contain illegal, indecent, obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit content, or otherwise offensive material or inappropriate content such as aberrational behavior, graphic violence, drug abuse, or nudity.

· The essay must not promote bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

· The essay must be non-defamatory and must not invade any third party’s right of privacy or publicity.

· The essay must otherwise be appropriate for publication or broadcast or display on a general interest website.

By submitting an essay, each Entrant represents and warrants that the essay meets all of the submission
requirements and that the distribution, reproduction, display and any other uses of any part of the essay by Siler & Ingber as permitted herein will not infringe any third-party rights. Each Entrant further agrees to indemnify and hold Siler & Ingber harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, damages, costs, liabilities and causes of action of whatsoever nature that are based upon or arise out of any breach by such Entrant of such warranties or representations made by contestant or of these official rules.

By submitting an essay, Entrant grants to Siler & Ingber a non-exclusive, perpetual, world-wide, royalty-free license (and waives all moral rights in and to the essay) to display or otherwise use the essay in connection with this promotion and as set forth herein. If Siler & Ingber determines, in its sole discretion and at any time during the promotion period, that any nomination violates the submission requirements, is otherwise unsuitable, offensive, or in poor taste, or violates these official rules, Siler & Ingber reserves the right to remove and disqualify the essay. Siler & Ingber retains sole
discretion as to whether any nomination satisfies the submission requirements and the official rules.

WINNER SELECTION: For the entry period, a panel of judges will select potential Mineola Megastar finalists based on the compelling nature of the essay based on the criteria set forth herein. Top 5 entries will be announced on May 10, 2023. We will post the top 5 on social media. Final winner announced May 15, 2023. Award Ceremony for Mineola MegaStar will take place on May 19, 2023.

WINNER NOTIFICATION AND RELEASES: We will attempt to notify potential winners via telephone and/or email. If a potential winner: (a) does not respond within 48 hours of initial notification attempt; (b) is not in compliance with these official rules, (c) does not meet the eligibility requirements, (d) declines the prize, he or she will be disqualified, and an alternate winner will be selected by applying the criteria set forth above.
PRIZES: There is 1 Mineola MegaStar. Winner will receive a $500 Cash Prize.

PUBLICITY AND MARKETING: Submission of a nomination in the contest constitutes permission to Siler & Ingber to use Entrants name, identity, title, likeness, distinctive appearance, physical likeness, image, portrait, picture, photograph (whether still or moving), screen persona, voice, vocal style, statements, gesture, mannerism, personality, performance characteristic, biographical data, signature, social media handles and identities, and any other indicia or imitation of identity or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade, in any medium, without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: No transfer, assignment, sale, duplication, cash redemption or substitution of Prize (or portion of Prize) is permitted, except by Sponsors, which reserve the right to substitute a Prize (or applicable portion of Prize) with one of comparable or greater value, as determined by Sponsors. Sponsors are not responsible for and will not replace a lost or stolen Prize or any component thereof. All Prize details are at Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion. Non-compliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification and, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, the awarding of Prize to an alternate winner.


Do I Have A Case

    Skip to content