Many accident victims want to attempt to settle their claims themselves, until they ultimately become frustrated and overwhelmed by the lack of cooperation from the insurance company. The truth of the matter is that a personal injury lawyer can help auto accident victims throughout the claims process. The second you are involved in a serious accident, the insurance company switches from being at your side, to the opposition – looking out for their best interest, and their bottom line. When you are in an accident, an injury lawyer can play the advocate roll and help level the playing field against the well-funded defense of the insurance company. While a lawyer will do many things for you throughout your case, none may be more important than letting the insurance companies know that they can’t push you around and that your claim must be taken seriously.