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An individual that does not practice law of course, can negotiate personal injury settlements, however, because one should protect their rights fully, it is highly advisable that a competent and professional personal injury lawyer should at least review any proposed settlement.
Because of the complexities and varying circumstances, including future medical costs, pain and suffering awards, assuring and including all who share liability in the cause of action, it is again, critical that an individual consult law firm that specializes and employs personal injury lawyers.
Many times a fee for such consultation can be negotiated and not paid until compensation by the offending party is made in any personal injury settlement or jury award.