7 Common Misconceptions About Injury Cases

MISCONCEPTION #1: I can settle my case without hiring an attorney. If you’re content with the amount of money the insurance company has offered for your car – and if you’re happy to have your medical bills paid for – then you’re correct. You don’t need to hire an attorney. However, you must still understand what you’re entitled to. In most personal injury cases, you are entitled to more than just payment to cover your medical bills and repairs to your car. That’s why I urge you to talk with an attorney over the telephone before you accept an insurance company’s offer to settle your claim. When you speak with a lawyer, you’ll learn that our car accident attorney in Laredo can help you in several ways:

First, the attorney can help you repair your car.
Second, the attorney can help you get a fair value for your car.
Third, the attorney can help you get a fast settlement on your car.

Your lawyer takes the hassle and struggles out of dealing with the insurance company. Our office provides all these services for our clients at NO CHARGE.

MISCONCEPTION #2: A lawyer requires a down payment to accept your personal injury claim. Not in our office. We accept most accident cases on a contingency fee. This means we get paid out of the money we recover for you. If you collect nothing, you owe us nothing for our services. To start, you can talk with us for free. And if you hire our services, you pay nothing until your case settles and we recover money for you. More info on this Laredo car accident website

MISCONCEPTION #3: I’ll need to go to court to get what my case is worth. Usually not. Most injury cases are settled before a lawsuit is filed with the court. When the insurance company realizes you and your attorney are ready and willing to go to court, usually, the insurance company starts making reasonable offers for your injury claim. If we don’t like the first offer, we make a counteroffer. Then we go back and forth until both sides agree on a certain amount. In most cases, injury claims don’t require a lawsuit to be filed.

MISCONCEPTION #4: You have to accept what your attorney tells you. Absolutely not. Whenever you feel confused – don’t understand what’s going on – don’t feel right about something – you are entitled to get a second opinion. In medicine, if your doctor suggests a major surgery, you know it’s wise to get a second opinion. Likewise, anytime you speak with one attorney; you’re perfectly free to confirm his advice by seeking a second opinion from another lawyer. In our office, we offer second opinions without cost or obligation.

MISCONCEPTION #5: Once you settle your claim, you can get more money in the future if you have additional medical bills or expenses. Not true. Usually, once your claim is settled, the opportunity to collect more money is forever gone!

MISCONCEPTION #6: You have only one year to file a lawsuit with the court. This depends on the type of case and the statute of limitations. You have from six months to four years from the date of the accident and, maybe, even longer if you were under 21 years of age at the time, depending on the circumstances of the accident. Even so, the evidence you need to prove your case may disappear over time, so the sooner you contact a lawyer, the better off you will be.

MISCONCEPTION #7: If you are partly at fault for causing the accident, you are not entitled to any money. Not true. Both sides may contribute to an accident, and you may still be entitled to recover money for the damages sustained.


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