In most cases you do need an attorney. The insurance companies are billion dollar businesses staffed with attorneys and adjusters who do this everyday. In order to level the playing field you need an attorney. Often the insurance company for the person who caused the injury will try to settle with you before you have an opportunity to retain an attorney. The reason for this is that the insurance company knows it can probably settle the case for less money if you do not have a lawyer. We will investigate your case and obtain the necessary witness statements, documents, photographs, and other materials to protect your rights.