Articles for Non-Lawyers

Do I need a lawyer to deal with my own insurance company? by Patricia Santucci

It depends. The insurance adjuster under your own auto policy is responsible to help process and secure the benefits that you need in order to get better. Often the insurance company will discourage you from seeking out a lawyer’s services. This may put you at a disadvantage because you may not understand all of the benefits available to you. It is not uncommon for the insurance company to tell you that your injuries are minor and therefore don’t need a lawyer. If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident it is important for you to consult with a lawyer so that you may understand the potential value of your case and the benefits to which you may be entitled. (16)

About the Author Patricia Santucci

Patricia Santucci is a personal injury lawyer born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds several degrees having attended King’s College at the University of Western Ontario, McMaster University, earned a Master of Arts degree at the University of Windsor and an Ontario Teaching Degree from Teacher’s College as well as her Ontario Teaching Certificate. After graduating from the University of Alberta law school she was called to the bar in 2000. You can find Patricia on and LinkedIn or directly through this website