No matter how serious your bicycle accident-related injuries are, there is no law that requires you to have an attorney’s assistance in seeking compensation. Before you elect to “go it alone,” however, you should know that as a pro se litigant (one who represents him- or herself), you will be held to the same laws and rules of procedure that attorneys are held to. You will be expected to prepare your own legal motions, meet deadlines set by law or by the judge hearing your case, and follow evidentiary rules in presenting your case. Many bicycle injury victims find learning the applicable rules of law to be too burdensome and time-consuming, especially as they are trying to heal from their injuries. This is one of the main advantages to having an attorney’s assistance – your attorney will know how to file and present your case.