Personal injuries can be devastating. Sometimes, their consequences can be lifelong. A catastrophic injury is defined as an injury that permanently hinders one’s ability to perform work or otherwise enjoy life. Even if the injury you experienced was not technically catastrophic, the devastation you feel can be amplified by the knowledge that it was due to someone else’s negligence. Hiring a personal injury lawyer can help. Here are a few misconceptions we have encountered regarding personal injury lawsuits.
I Can Wait to File a Lawsuit
All too often, victims of personal injuries believe that they have as much time as they want to file a lawsuit. If you’ve experienced a personal injury, it’s crucial to take action right away. This is because of the statute of limitations, which acts as your time limit to file a complaint. The clock starts ticking on the date of the injury, and lasts for 3 years in the state of Maryland. We can’t stress this enough: don’t wait.
Personal Injury Lawyers are Too Expensive
Many people put off speaking to a personal injury lawyer because of their belief it will cost them a fortune. Here at Snyder Law, we are on your team. That’s why we offer free case evaluations, and you won’t face any fees or costs unless we win. Also, keep in mind that personal injuries themselves have the potential to be far more costly than any lawyer. Medical expenses and lost wages can add up fast.
My Insurance Will Cover my Injury Costs
The idea that insurance will cover any costs associated with your injury is a dangerous misconception. You should remember that your insurer ultimately has their best interest in mind, not yours. Filing insurance claims following car accidents can be notoriously difficult. You should expect to pay a significant chunk out of your own pockets. A personal injury lawsuit can be one of the best ways to cover these additional costs.
The Party at Fault Will Have to Pay Out of Pocket
Some people are held back from filing a personal injury lawsuit following an accident due to the misconception that the party at fault will have to pay out of pocket for the settlement. This is typically not the case, as it will be the insurance company of the other party who pays the settlement. The nature of the accident itself can impact this process. For instance, if you were a victim of a commercial truck accident or a workplace injury, there may be additional parties you can sue as well to help cover these costs. This can include yours or a truck driver’s employer or product manufacturers.
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 settlements*. Please visit our website, www.410thefirm.com, for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.