Pivotal to your case is demonstrating that a person caused harm either by accident or through their reckless behaviour. In a personal injury lawsuit, you, the plaintiff, have the burden of proving negligence. This involves confirming that the defendant owed you a duty of care. Then you will need to argue that they breached that duty. Furthermore, you must show that the breach of duty caused you harm. Finally, proof of damages because of the harm is needed.
That all entails a lot of work for you when you are at your lowest. Even if you gather sufficient evidence, insurance companies and big corporations are armed with a bevy of attorneys ready to slash your claim to a pittance. Even worse, they could trip you up with the slightest mistake and have your case thrown out.
On the flip side, injured parties who have attorney representation receive an average of 3.5 times higher settlements than those without. Moreover, 85% of all insurance companies pay-outs for bodily injury claims are paid to plaintiffs represented by a lawyer.