There are a certain amount of stigmas that come along with filing a personal injury claim, and often it’s enough to cause people to steer away from filing a claim for compensation.
The thing is, most of those stigmas are false, and getting the facts can help you truly decide whether filing a claim is right for you.
We’ve written an in-depth article about 10 personal injury myths that you may be wrong about, but here’s a quick rundown of a few of those myths.
If I have insurance, I don’t need a lawyer
This is not at all true. You do have insurance in order to cover your medical costs, but you may still need an attorney to help you reach a settlement.
From our article: “Lawyers are oftentimes much better at negotiating settlements for you than you are yourself because insurance companies are out to make a profit, and they oftentimes offer you much less than your coverage actually covers in a first settlement.”
Only frivolous people file personal injury claims
There’s often a stereotype surrounding people that file personal injury claims that makes them out to be flippant. Because many individuals want nothing to do with this image, or they feel guilty for pursuing a claim, they are reluctant to file.
However, the majority of people that file personal injury lawsuits are genuine, honest people that need compensation to recover. Don’t be afraid to pursue compensation based on stereotypes of media-fed images.
Minor injuries don’t require a lawyer
Even if your injuries are minor, you may still be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses.
Insurance companies are always out to provide the least amount of money possible for your losses, so even minor injuries can certainly warrant the expert hand of an attorney to help you get a fair settlement at the end of the day.