There are many different myths and misconceptions about personal injury law, which is why we thought it was time to dispel these misunderstandings. In order to fully understand your rights, should you sustain an injury as a result of another’s negligence, you must have a good grasp of what is true and false regarding these types of cases. There are many different types of personal injury cases, from auto accidents to product liability claims and dog bite injuries. Given the broad scope of cases, it is important that you understand what some of the most common myths about personal injury law are. In doing so, you will be better prepared to move forward with your own case.
In order to successfully pursue a personal injury claim, it is important that you do everything you can to protect your rights and make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to. Compensation for personal injury claims will vary from case to case, depending on a wide range of factors. Many people shy away from filing a personal injury claim because they have heard horror stories in the news and from people throughout their community. This is why we are going to devote the remainder of today’s blog to looking at the most common myths surrounding personal injury claims.
Myth #1: Courts are too bogged down with personal injury lawsuits.
Fact: In reality, we have seen a decline in the number of personal injury claims filed over the last few decades. The National Center for State Courts found that personal injury lawsuits have declined by about 25 percent. This means that you cannot use the excuse ‘the courts are too busy’ in order to get out of filing a personal injury claim.
Myth #2: Personal injury cases are always long and drawn out.
Fact: This is simply not true. The majority of personal injury claims are actually settled before they ever get to court. This is due to numerous factors, but namely because parties are often able to come to an agreement with the assistance of their personal injury attorneys.
Myth #3: A personal injury lawsuit is a great, easy way to make some cash.
Fact: Personal injury cases are not easy. While many people mistakenly believe personal injury plaintiffs are just out to make a buck and it’s easy money, this is false. Personal injury cases are oftentimes a long and grueling process that require the knowledge and experience of a good attorney. It is important you meet with an attorney and discuss your options before moving forward.
Myth #4: Personal injury lawyers are unethical.
Fact: Another common misconception is that personal injury attorneys only care about money and will do anything to make money off a case. Again, this is simply not the case. In reality, majority of personal injury attorneys are passionate and care about their clients and their causes. They believe in justice and will work on a contingency fee basis, which means they don’t make a penny unless the case is won.
We hope that you now have a better understanding of personal injury claims and some of the myths surrounding them. If you have been injured or harmed due to someone else’s negligence or malpractice, please contact Rad Law Firm today. Our Dallas personal injury attorneys are here for you and will work diligently on your behalf.