Four Common Myths About Personal Injury Claims

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There are several myths associated with personal injury claims you need to avoid. Know that, you must hire a lawyer for your personal injury claims. Next, lawyers aren’t expensive since they charge a contingency fee. Also, you cannot file a claim later since there is stipulated time for filing it, mostly within 3 years of the injury. For more details visit:


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Four Common Myths About Personal Injury Claims


What are 4 most common myths about personal injury claims? If someone else’s negligent ore reckless behaviour injured you, considering consulting a personal injury lawyer , since you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost work time, property damage, suffering and pain. However, when considering whether to speak to an injury attorney or to file a claim, understand that many myths surrounding the lawyers and the personal injury process. Here are some of the common myths you need to be aware of.


Myth 1: You Don’t Need a Lawyer to File a Personal Injury Claim While filing a claim against the insurance company without a lawyer is possible, it is never recommended. Personal injury law is complex and so is negotiating without understanding the law and insurance company tactics. Insurance companies will attempt to settle your case for as little money as possible. Any settlement you reach will likely amount to less than you deserve. Insurance companies don’t want to go to trial, so you will receive a larger settlement if you a hire lawyer to negotiate on your behalf. Therefore, hiring a lawyer is the best thing you can do.


Myth 2: Lawyers Are Expensive Most personal injury lawyers charge contingency fees when taking a case. Rather than charging you by the hour, in a contingent fee setup, the lawyer agrees to accept a fixed percentage. Often that’s one third of the total amount you recover in court when you win or settle the case. If you lose, neither you nor the lawyer gets the money. You will also not need to pay for any work your attorney does on your case. In other words, you don’t need to pay anything right away to the attorney when filing a case.


Myth 3: I Can Always File My Claim Later Every state has its own statute of limitations, a law placing time limits on how long you have to file a claim. In every state, for most personal injury claims gives you at least three years of time from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit. You must file within the mentioned time-frame. However, if you don’t file within the time-frame., the court wouldn’t accept your request to file a claim. Interestingly, this varies from one state to another, ensure you find that out and fil the claim as soon as possible with the help your lawyer. Your lawyer will help you file the lawsuit as soon as possible.


Myth 4: Minor Injuries Do Not Warrant Personal Injury Lawyers Even if the injuries are minor, you are still entitled to coverage for your medical expenses. Insurance companies will try to offer the lowest possible amount for minor injuries. Their offers are enough to cover the most basic medical expenses. The personal injury lawyer can help you receive a fair settlement depending on the severity of your injury and more. No matter how severe or minor the injury is, hiring a lawyer eases the process of getting compensated.


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