When you get injured, hopefully one of your first thoughts after the injury is to contact a personal injury attorney. In our last article, several legal myths were discussed. In this article, we’ll now discuss several myths specifically in the personal injury sphere of law. Personal injury myths can be harmful to the image of personal injury law as a whole, and to those who file personal injury lawsuits. We at Lebaron & Jensen are expert personal injury attorneys, and we would like to bust these myths in order to allow you to better understand personal injury law.
Personal Injury Myth #1: Minor Injuries
The first personal injury myth that we will be busting today is the idea that sustaining a minor injury means that a person does not need a personal injury attorney. This is absolutely false. Whether you have experienced a major or minor injury as a result of an accident, you are entitled to get your medical experiences covered. In fact, insurance companies tend to offer tiny amounts of money to those that have experienced minor injuries, that will not possibly cover their medical bills. With a personal injury attorney, it will be much easier to acquire a reasonable settlement.
Personal Injury Myth #2: I Don’t Need A Lawyer With Insurance
Another myth is that if you have insurance, then you do not need a personal injury attorney. This is not the case. Even if your insurance company will cover medical expenses and damages to your vehicle, insurance companies are businesses. That means they are looking to make as much money as possible, so they may not be offering you the settlement you deserve. With a qualified and experienced attorney, you will be able to negotiate with your insurance company to ensure that you get the best possible payment.
Personal Injury Myth #3- I Will Always Get A Settlement
There is a common misconception that contacting a personal injury attorney guarantees results of receiving compensation or some form of settlement. However, each case is different, so the plaintiff may not always receive a payment at the end of their case. Rulings are different for every type of legal case, including personal injury cases.
Personal Injury Myth #4- Personal Injury Lawsuits Have No Merit
In the media, personal injury cases are sometimes painted as frivolous. Many individuals shy away from filing personal injury claims because they feel guilty or due to not wanting to be labeled as someone who files frivolous lawsuits. However, most personal injury cases are filed by individuals who have sustained actual injuries in accidents and are seeking honest compensation. So do not shy away from filing a personal injury claim if you have been injured in an accident.
Do You Need A Personal Injury Attorney?
If you are living in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, or Colorado and are in need of a personal injury attorney, consider reaching out to us at Lebaron & Jensen. We are passionate about helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve. Not only do we aim to help you understand your case and get paid, but we also care about you and want to make sure that you are satisfied with our work. We look forward to helping you build a case that will allow you to reach the best possible resolution, whether it be in or out of court. Reach out to us for more information.