Debunking Common Myths About Personal Injury Cases

common myths about personal injury cases debunked

Personal injury cases can be complex and often misunderstood. There are several myths and misconceptions that can create confusion for those involved in such cases. By debunking some of the most common myths about personal injury cases, victims can ensure that their rights are protected.

Myth 1: The Insurance Company Will Not Increase Their Initial Offer

Insurance companies will first look after their own interests before looking at your well-being. A common myth is that the insurance companies will provide you with their highest and most comprehensive offer in order to ensure that your injuries are taken care of. The first offer is typically only a percentage of what the insurance company actually believes your claim is worth.

The adjuster may tell you it is the best offer you will be given because they want you to accept it so that the claim can be quickly closed. If you hire an Atlanta personal injury attorney at the Weinstein Law Firm, we will handle all negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf ensuring that you get the compensation you are entitled to.

Myth 2: If Your Injuries Are Minor, It’s Not Worth Talking to a Doctor

Another misconception is that if you are involved in a minor vehicle accident and only suffer minor injuries, or no injuries at all, you should not seek any medical treatment. This is incorrect and medical treatments should always be sought following a car accident, no matter how minor the injuries may seem.

By seeking medical treatment you can ensure that there are no underlying issues which may develop into complications further down the road. Medical practitioners will also document your condition ensuring that you have evidence should your case proceed to trial.

An example is whiplash, which can lead to chronic neck pain and headaches which can cause significant pain and suffering in the future. It is important to seek medical care and consult with a lawyer about your rights and options.

Myth 3: The Responsible Party Will Pay for Everything

Many people believe that the person responsible for the injuries will pay for all of the costs associated with the claim. However, most of the time, the person’s insurance company will pay the settlement amount. Georgia law requires all drivers to have minimum auto liability insurance.

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If the person responsible for the accident does not have adequate liability insurance they will then have to pay higher monthly payments or premiums to make up for the insurance company paying the settlement amount.

Myth 4: Personal Injury Lawsuits Take a Long Time

Many people think that a personal injury lawsuit takes years to complete. However, the length of the case depends on the complexity of the matter. If the matter can be settled with the responsible party or their insurance company, victims can expect to receive payment within months.

It’s true there are some claims that can take a long time to resolve, but it’s your attorney’s responsibility to gather the important details of the case and get it put through the court as soon as possible so that you can get your settlement quickly.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Georgia

The process of filing a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia typically begins with the preparation and filing of a complaint in the appropriate court. The complaint outlines the plaintiff’s allegations against the defendant(s) and the relief sought.

The Georgia statute of limitations for personal injury cases imposes a deadline for when you must file your lawsuit. With very few exceptions, you only have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice or general personal injury claims. Waiting too long to file could make it impossible for you to have your day in court, preventing you from recovering any compensation.

The Weinstein Firm Can Help You Understand Most Common Myths About Personal Injury Cases

Understanding the realities and common myths about personal injury cases can help individuals navigate the legal process more effectively. Consult with an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney at the Weinstein Law Firm who can guide you through the complexities of the legal system and fight for your rights.

Contact us at 770-HELP-NOW for a free consultation!

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