In this video cruise injury attorney Jack Hickey discusses why you should hire an attorney to handle your case and not try to handle it alone.
Hickey says that you should hire a highly qualified attorney, preferably a lawyer is who board certified.
He adds that you should hire a lawyer because when cruise line or insurance company representatives contact you they are likely to be either experienced claims adjusters or lawyers. Either way, they know the law and they know the value of your claim. They know that if they can convince you to settle quickly, they may be able to limit your payout and essentially pay you pennies on the dollar of what you deserve.
The cruise lines do not want you to hire a lawyer because generally lawyers recover far more for their clients than the client would have recovered when working alone.