Although many injuries and accidents are common, there are some cases where another person’s negligence is to blame. When most people think of personal injury lawsuits they imagine situations like car accidents and medical malpractice. However, the average person’s knowledge of personal injury claims can be clouded by misconceptions. Here are three of the most common myths about personal injury claims.
Myth: Insurance Takes Care of Everything
The first trap that many people fall into when navigating a personal injury claim is to go it alone. They assume that hiring a lawyer is unnecessary because insurance will be enough to cover the costs. But in actuality, the insurance company almost always gives people much less than what they deserve when they settle their claim. Unlike a personal injury lawyer, an insurance company is looking after their own best interests, which is to pay a little money as possible to you.
Myth: Lawyers Aren’t Worth The Expensive
Another reason that people make the mistake of not calling a personal injury lawyer is that they are daunted by the expenses. However, many personal injury lawyers have very reasonable rates. In the long run, it is far more beneficial to trust the experience of a professional in your corner who will make sure that you get the full compensation that you deserve. Many people who win cases with a lawyer can easily recover the expenses as well as have more left over than they would have in trying to take care of the case with insurance.
Myth: The Legal Process is Too Long
Often when people think of settling legal claims, they imagine a drawn-out, overwhelming process. Although it might take some time to get results, that doesn’t mean that it won’t be worth it. Keep in mind that when you hire a lawyer, they will take care of the bulk, if not all, of the work. Also, many cases will settle without having to enter the lengthy trial process. Especially in medical malpractice cases, hospitals and insurance companies are intimidated by a lawyer and will likely concede to give you the compensation you deserve without needing to be dragged to court.
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