If you were recently injured due to someone else’s negligent or careless
actions, chances are you are considering filing a personal injury claim.
Most of us are not heavily acquainted with the legal system, however,
and our views of it are often clouded by myths or what we might see on
television or in the movies. It is time to dispel these myths so you can
move forward with your claim without any erroneous preconceptions.
Here are some of the most common personal injury myths and the facts that
1.Filing a personal injury claim is easy money: Compensation for injuries is awarded based on one’s medical costs,
loss of wages, and pain and suffering. As such, much of the compensation
goes toward the immense costs injury victims face in the aftermath of
an accident and is certainly not easy money.
2.You can file a personal injury claim at any time: Every state in the country has what is known as a “statute of limitations,”
which limit the timeframe during which an individual can file a personal
injury claim. If you miss this window, you will be barred from filing
a lawsuit forever and lose your chance at obtaining compensation.
3.Plaintiffs are guaranteed compensation: There is never a guarantee that a personal injury case will resolve favorably
for a plaintiff. It all depends on each individual set of circumstances
and evidence available.
4.Personal injury cases take forever to reach a resolution: No two cases are alike, but generally most personal injury cases will
resolve within 8 to 12 months. Of course, some can take less time if both
parties are eager to settle, or more time if there are complications.
5.There are several opportunities to receive compensation for injuries: Once your personal injury case settles, or a verdict is entered by the
court, the result is final and you cannot reopen the case to pursue further
6.You do not need a lawyer: Personal injury cases can get complicated, especially if your injuries
are particularly substantial or a substantial amount of money is at stake.
Having a personal injury attorney navigate you through the process will
help increase your chances at a favorable outcome. Additionally, you can
rely on your attorney to negotiate with the insurance adjuster on your
behalf, minimizing the likelihood of any avoidable mistakes.
Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Richmond
Sustaining injuries in an accident is often an overwhelming and traumatic
experience and victims are often faced with steep medical costs and the
inability to return to work. At Halperin Law Center, our personal injury
attorneys have an extensive track record of success and will fight to
obtain the compensation you deserve. Backed by over 25 years of experience,
you can rest assured your case will be in capable hands with us.
Contact our office today at (804) 220-0223 to schedule a free consultation
with a knowledgeable member of our legal team.