Breaking 10 Car Accident Injury Myths
Myths abound since time immemorial - do you remember the Ancient Greek and Roman myths? They also abound on any subject or issue imaginable in life. The same thing is true with car accidents. If you have ever been involved in a car accident, you need to read this article to learn about 10 commonly held myths about car accident injuries. Then you need to discuss the information with a personal injury lawyer in Vancouver.
● I don’t need a personal injury lawyer because the insurance company will be fair
No, the insurance company’s sole interest is to save as much money as possible and by paying you as little of a payout as possible. You need a lawyer to keep the insurance company from lowballing you into accepting a lower settlement.
● My family lawyer can handle the case
No, car accidents fall under the purview of personal injury law which is a specialized and complex field. You need a lawyer because this person will have specialized knowledge about the nature of your car accident.
● My injuries were not too bad so I don’t need a lawyer
More serious injuries may not manifest themselves until several months or even years after the accident. You need a lawyer to help you get the settlement you want and need to pay for any unforeseen, future medical bills and expenses
● My case will be settled in court
No, most personal injury cases are settled out of court, but you will still need legal counsel
● My personal injury case will be expensive
No, most personal injury lawyers only charge if you win a settlement in court
● I can wait before consulting with a personal injury lawyer
No, most personal injury lawsuits involving car accidents have a statute of limitations. This means there is a window of time in which you can file your personal injury lawsuit and win.
● Personal injury lawsuits are immoral and unethical
No, you got hurt and need money to heal. Personal injury lawsuits are the only way in which you can recover this money.
● Injury claims take too long
No, some injury claims can be settled in a matter of months or even weeks
● Some of the faults may lay with me
You can still sue the defendant in court and win. You will still have expenses and bills arising from the accident which you need to pay even if you were partially at fault.
● My medical insurance is enough
No, because medical insurance tends to have exclusions, deductibles, co-pays, and caps. Your medical expenses may well be greater than what your health and/or medical insurance will pay.
Now that you know about the 10 myths of car accidents, your personal injury lawyer can draft a lawsuit that will win in court.