You have the right to represent yourself during a personal injury trial. However, doing so may not be within your best interest; representing yourself may hurt your case’s chances if you do not have experience in the law.
A personal injury attorney is well-experienced and well-trained at all aspects of a personal injury claim, including negotiations. This means that your attorney will know exactly how much your claim is worth, what to ask for during negotiations, and what is too low of an offer. Your attorney will also know when to back off and give the defense time to think, or when to suggest that litigation is the fairest way to handle things.
Your attorney’s job is to get you the money that you deserve. Forfeiting your right to legal counsel may damage your claim’s outcome.