If you put all possible experiences on an enjoyment spectrum, car accidents would fall somewhere between slamming your finger the door and having a beehive fall on your head. And that’s if there’s no injuries involved. Serious injuries dramatically change the equation, and the financial risk goes through the roof. A minor fender bender only has the potential to cost you the worth of the damage. A serious injury can lead to tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars in medical treatment, lost wages, and more.

That’s why going it alone after a serious accident is never a good idea. Even if you are a personal injury lawyer with decades of experience, we’d never recommend you handle your own injury claim, and here’s why. As an accident victim, you have two main things you should be concerned with following your accident: getting better and getting compensated. Getting better requires a lot of work on your part through physical therapy, doctors visits, and rest.

Getting compensated is a different story. Most folks recovering from injuries simply don’t have the energy or the time to properly handle their own injury claim. That’s one of the reasons so many folks who go it alone after an accident end up taking less than they deserve from the insurance company. They can’t fight in their current condition so they take whatever the insurance company offers. That can lead to serious financial problems down the road.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, take care of yourself and leave your injury claim to a Texas personal injury team. They can fight for medical expenses, lost wages, and more on your behalf, leaving you the ability to focus on what’s most important: getting better.