book states in several places that it is intended for
those persons who are in an accident where liability
is clear (such as a rear-ender) and where their personal
injuries are limited to soft tissue. These represent
more than 50% of auto accidents. However, the
book also says that where the services of a lawyer or
other professional is called for, such advice should
be sought accordingly. In fact it specifically
states: "...if your medical diagnosis includes
bone fractures, a herniated disk, serious aggravation
of a pre-existing condition, prenatal difficulties,
or almost anything diagnosed to be more complicated
than a "soft tissue" type of injury,
it's not wise for you to handle your claim yourself.
You should engage an attorney to represent you."
In addition to advice on how to self-settle a claim,
the book contains thousands of useful tips on how to
increase the value of a claim through photographs,
evaluating pain and suffering and so forth. These
are invaluable tips -- whether an individual self-settles
or uses an attorney. In fact, most attorneys
who read this book find that they can increase the value
of their clients' auto accident claims and thereby increase
their own income and share of that claim.