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Top Myths You’ll Hear Regarding Your Personal Injury Claim

On Behalf of | Feb 4, 2019 | Firm News

After an accident, you might spend countless hours talking to those who have been through this type of experience or searching the Internet for the help you desire so that you can move forward with your case. However, some of the things that you might see while you are staring at the computer for hours might not be trustworthy facts about accident cases. You might see many myths regarding your personal injury claim that make you worry about what to expect in the future, but today we want to focus on some of these myths so that you can move forward with confidence in your case.

Personal Injury Myths 

It is too expensive to speak with an attorney. Many people will give up on their claim right from the beginning after they have been injured in an accident. They might be feeling hopeless about the future outcome of their case, which means that they might miss out on opportunities that are imperative to them. You might find that, by speaking with a personal injury lawyer, you will actually save more in the end than if you tried to handle your case alone or never brought a case at all. In most cases, you won’t owe an attorney a dime until they win your case for you.

The other party will have to pay me for my damages out of their own pockets. Most of the time, people picture themselves bringing a personal injury claim and the other party being forced to pay for their damages. The fact is that insurance companies will typically pay out these claims and so you might find yourself fighting with the insurance company to prove that the other party is liable. This is why you should never be without an experienced attorney. 

If you have minor injuries, you shouldn’t speak with an attorney. Many people are fearful that they will never receive any type of damages if they have received minor injuries. The truth is, minor injuries can still put you out of work and make it difficult for you to keep up with your medical bills. Minor injuries might also become a real problem over time, causing serious and lasting symptoms depending on what you are facing. 

You’ll be able to file your personal injury any time you want, you have all the time. Many people forget that there is what is called a statute of limitations, which is when your time frame to file a personal injury claim runs out and you are completely barred from bringing a claim for compensation. You don’t want to miss this deadline, which is why it is important to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. 

If your claim doesn’t get the damages you desire, you can try again. If you decide to take your claim to court instead of settling on these matters, you will not have the chance to try again. This is why it is important to spend as much time as possible planning when it comes to your claim.

Turning to a Trusted Attorney 

Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be one of the most difficult aspects you will ever endure. If you have been severely injured in an accident and now you are not sure about where you can turn in your time of need, it might be time to put your trust in the hands of an attorney who understands the laws associated with these claims and can help you during this difficult time. We will help you gain a wide variety of damages such as lost wages, medical bills, and more. At Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, our experienced car accident attorneys have handled a wide variety of cases for clients in the past and are willing to help you through these moments when you have experienced one of the most life-changing accidents of your life. We will help you fight for your rights and hold another party liable for these damages. Contact us to find out what we can do for you at 917-730-7151.