Suffering an injury due to an accident that was not your fault is a devastating experience to undergo as you may incur medical bills, lost wages, and other costs that can be difficult to overcome. Myths about personal injury cases as well as pursuing them in court can put victims in a position of being unable to effectively recover their damages.
Myth: A Personal Injury Lawsuit Will Always Result In A Settlement Offer
Individuals will often wait for the defense or party responsible for their injuries to contact them with a settlement offer. However, this is not always the case, and there can be many factors that will play into whether a settlement offer can be expected. Furthermore, defendants are unlikely to make a settlement offer until action has started on the case. For this reason, it is advisable to be proactive when seeking a resolution to your personal injury case.
Myth: Only Commercial Properties Can Be Liable For Injuries That Occur
While commercial properties are often the site of accidents that lead to personal injuries, it is important to appreciate that this can occur at residential properties as well. For this reason, homeowners are advised to insure their property with general liability coverage. These policies will protect accident victims by covering medical expenses and other costs related to the accident. In situations where a homeowner does not have this type of protection, they may be more likely to be sued by the victim as being the only way to recover the damages that they suffered.
Myth: It Is Difficult For Victims To Afford The Services Of A Personal Injury Attorney
An attorney's representation can be invaluable during the course of resolving a personal injury case. When victims assume that it will be expensive and difficult to retain an attorney for the case, they may be far less likely to seek this type of representation. However, hiring an attorney to represent you throughout your personal injury claim can be a remarkably simple and affordable option. Rather than having to pay expensive fees upfront, a personal injury attorney will typically only be paid if they have successfully collected compensation for their client as the pay will be a percentage of the compensation they won for their client.
Myth: The Case Will Be Markedly Different If Long-Term Disabilities Resulted From The Injury
Some personal injury cases will result in the victim suffering long-term disabilities. Not surprisingly, these disabilities can substantially increase the costs of the damages that the victim sustains. While it may seem like this will make resolving the case far more complicated, this is a common outcome of serious personal injury accidents. As a result, your personal injury attorney will likely be able to help you navigate the process of pursuing the personal injury case while also applying for disability or other benefits.Share
3 October 2019
Were you injured at work and fighting to get the workers compensation that you have paid into each year? Sometimes, getting those payments can be very difficult. What do you do when an employer fights the claim? Do you need a lawyer to help you through the process? How will you pay for a lawyer if you cannot even pay your electric bill? You are probably as lost as I was when I went through the process. Fortunately, you can learn from my experience with the system and find the answers to many of the questions that you have about filing a workers comp claim and fighting the system when it is denied.