Despite their high levels of education, unique understanding of human behavior, and intimate knowledge of what’s right and wrong, lawyers are often hounded by myths and misunderstandings. When it comes to attorneys handling personal injury, confusion and questions are not uncommon.
Let’s debunk some of the most common myths about personal injury lawyers, finally debunked. Read on to learn more about the people helping accident victims.
Eight common myths about personal injury lawyers
- There’s no need to engage a lawyer if you have minor injuries. After an accident, what seem like minor injuries can sometimes resurface as lingering issues. After your adrenaline wears off, sometimes a minor sprain or bruise can turnout to be something more serious. Which is why it is important to take any injury seriously. And, why hiring a personal injury lawyer—even if you think your injuries are “minor” to help you manage costs for ER visits, hospital fees, physical therapy, and more.
- You’ll need to attend trial hearings. If your injury claim does go to trial, you may indeed need to attend a few hearings. But, often cases are settled before needing to head to court.
- There’s no rush to file a personal injury claim—you have plenty of time. Not true! Many states, including North Carolina, have a strict statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims. And the clock starts ticking closer to that deadline the moment your accident occurs. It is best to begin your claim as soon as you’re able. Don’t let time slip away—it could cost you considerable dollars.
- Personal injury lawsuits take a long time to settle. Although it is difficult to estimate just how long your personal injury lawsuit may take, a good lawyer will strive to help you reach a successful outcome as quickly and efficiently as possible.
- Insurance covers much of your personal injury costs. Unfortunately, this is not true. Your insurance company must grapple with a
- The person responsible for your accident will pay for your injuries. This too is not true. In most cases, the person who is guilty of incurring your injuries won’t pay out of pocket -- but rather their insurance company will cover part of your settlement.
- Filing a personal injury is mean and vengeful. No, it is not—it is smart and just. This is often the reason accident victims don’t file a claim. But, if you don’t initiate a claim, you can’t receive compensation for your medical expenses or any damage that may have occurred due to your accident. And, if your injury prevents you from working, costs can add up very quickly. If the party that caused your accident is negligent, or worse caused harm with malicious intent, they need to be held responsible. Plus, your suit can help potentially prevent them from hurting someone else in the future.
- Personal injury attorneys only take on bigger cases. Lawyers, like most folks who run their own businesses, operate largely on positive word-of-mouth and referrals. That means helping all kinds of people with a variety of different types of personal injury cases. And, the best personal injury attorneys know that all cases are unique, important, and require careful and respectful attention.
Hiring a personal injury attorney
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, contacting a personal injury lawyer can be a game-changer. A skilled attorney will help you understand your legal writes and fight for the help you deserve, including sorting through claims and securing the compensation you rightly deserve.
Wilson Williams Law can be your legal guide and the expert in your corner to help guide you through the process and protect you every step of the way.
Please give us a call today at (888) 253-4071 to learn more about how Wilson Williams Law can help you and your specific personal injury case. We’ll help to ensure you get the maximum compensation possible while offering personalized support and guidance throughout the legal process.
Note: This blog is intended to be informational only and shall not be construed as legal advice.