No. Actually, the opposite is often true. ONE OF THE BEST WAYS to signal the involved insurance company and its lawyers that you are taking your accident and injury seriously is to be represented by your own attorney. On your own, you can get the old “run-around.” It’s common to make things so difficult for you that you end up accepting whatever settlement is offered. When you are represented by a lawyer who handles accident cases, you are treated differently and with more respect.