This section of the website has general answers to common questions I routinely hear from clients and potential clients. No single answer or combination of answers will be a complete response to the specific issues you might face in your case. By providing these answers to frequent questions, I am not acting as your attorney and no attorney-client relationship is being formed.  

If you'd like to discuss the specific facts involved in your case, set a free consultation by phone, text, or email.

If you have a question not discussed here, please feel free to ask by phone, text, or email.

Do I need a personal injury lawyer?

In other Q&As, I talk about potential traps in talking to insurance companies directly, and in considering their quick settlement offers. Whether you need to formally hire a lawyer will come down to the specifics of your case, and that decision should be made after a full discussion of what happened and how you are recovering.  


If you have been hurt by someone else’s negligence, it is important to talk directly to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The other side and their insurance company will be working on their investigation and defense immediately. Make sure to get a free consultation of your own right away as well.    

Rian Butler Law Firm

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Attorney Rian Butler