When you are injured in an accident, the last thing you want is to deal with insurance companies, paperwork, and expensive medical bills. If the negligence of another caused your injury, you could be entitled to compensation without complications. It is essential to hire the right personal injury attorney to make that happen. However, there are a lot of myths surrounding personal injury cases. Let’s debunk some of the most common personal injury myths.
Personal Injury Attorneys are Expensive
Most personal injury attorneys get paid based on a contingency contract. This means that the attorney only gets paid if your case settles or reaches a verdict. Depending on your state, some contracts might specify varied rates depending on if the case goes to trial or is settled out of court. No matter the specifics, it should cost you nothing out of pocket. At Snyder Law Group, we handle injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t have to pay unless you win your case. We also offer a free case evaluation so you can learn about all your available options.
Insurance Will Cover Everything
Insurance companies only look out for themselves, so you should expect their initial settlement offer to be much less than you deserve after a severe injury. An insurance company’s settlement offer may have little to do with your actual injuries and accident-related losses. An experienced personal injury lawyer can calculate all of your expenses related to your injury, including anticipated medical costs, and demand that the insurance company pays you the total amount you deserve.
I Don’t Have to Hire a Lawyer Immediately
Maryland, like most states, has statutes of limitations for pursuing personal injury claims. In most cases, you have two years from the injury to file a lawsuit. This may seem like enough time. But building a personal injury case requires an investigation to determine liability, gathering evidence, and talking with insurers to demand compensation and negotiate a settlement. This process takes time, so it is important to contact a lawyer immediately following an accident or injury.
Minor Injuries Don’t Require Medical Attention
Even if your injuries seem minor, there is always the chance they could worsen in the weeks following an accident. It is recommended that you seek treatment as soon as possible following an accident. This will help speed up your recovery and also document your injuries. When there are noticeable gaps in your medical care, the insurance company can argue your injuries are not as serious as you claimed. Therefore, you should get a medical evaluation when you notice any physical pain or discomfort.
Contact The Snyder Law Group Today
The Snyder Law Group, LLC, proudly represents clients throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our experienced Baltimore attorneys understand the frustration that comes with an insurance company, medical professional, or other party that refuses to accept liability for negligent or reckless behavior. You can take heart in knowing there are talented and experienced lawyers ready to work for you. We are experienced in handling personal injury claims of medical malpractice or injury resulting from serious car and truck accidents, and have secured hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements. Please visit our website, www.410thefirm.com, or call us at 410-843-3476, for more information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.