Personal injury law is a hot topic. There are many misconceptions about personal injury law, and people often ask me “What is the legal process like?” I’m going to answer that question in this blog post by explaining some common misconceptions about personal injury law and how they affect your case. Visit our website for more details.
Myth 1: Most Personal Injury Cases Go to Trial
This is the most common misconception about personal injury law and what it’s like in court. In fact, only about 15% of all personal injury cases go to trial. The rest are settled out of court or determined by settlement negotiations between the parties involved—and even then, some cases still end up going to trial! That’s because there are many reasons why a case may not settle:
- There’s no money left after paying your medical bills and other damages (this happens because you didn’t know how much it would cost when you started). For example, let’s say that your car accident has left you unable to work for six months due to severe injuries sustained in the crash; if this happens after being hit by another driver who runs a red light at an intersection while texting on his phone (which he claims was an accident), then both drivers will likely agree that they’re responsible for their own damages (which means no one will get paid). However, if one party gets seriously injured during this incident—say their neck was broken when their head hit concrete pavement—then both parties might feel entitled enough financially not only fix themselves up but also take legal action against each other so everyone gets compensated fairly for everything they went through!
Myth 2: Every Personal Injury Case is Worth Millions of Dollars
This myth is based on the idea that every injury is worth millions of dollars. While there are many injuries that will yield a high settlement, others may not be worth as much money. In order to determine how much your case is worth, you should talk with a lawyer and discuss what kind of damages you think would be awarded in court.
Myth 3: The Insurance Company Will Pay You a Fair Amount on Your Own
This is one of the most common misconceptions about personal injury law. The average settlement for a car accident case is between $75,000 and $150,000. While this may not seem like much in comparison to other types of cases like medical malpractice or wrongful death cases (which can often be worth millions), it can still be significant when considering how long it takes to recover from an injury and what kind of physical therapy or treatment you will need to go through in order to return to normal activities after the accident occurred. If you are unhappy with the amount offered by your insurance company for compensation for your injuries, there are several steps that you can take:
Myth 4: You Have to File Your Claim Right Away
You can wait until you are ready.
One of the biggest misconceptions about personal injury law is that you have to file your claim right away. The truth is, if there is no statute of limitations on your claim, then it doesn’t matter when you file—as long as something happened within the last six years or so and caused some kind of injury or damage (or death), then it will still be valid even though it happened years ago!
You can also file a “no-fault” claim in some states where this type of case doesn’t require proof that someone else was at fault for causing harm; instead all that’s needed is evidence showing how the accident impacted one’s life physically and/or mentally in some way:
Myth 5: Your Lawyer Will Get Rich at Your Expense
This myth is the most popular misconception about personal injury law. The truth is that your lawyer will not get rich at your expense. Your lawyer will get paid on a contingency basis, meaning that they don’t get paid unless you win your case. If you lose, then their fee is usually between 25% and 40%.
This means if we can help you avoid trial by proving liability or damages in court (and we win), then our client gets 100% of what they recover in compensation for their injuries or losses incurred as a result of the accident—not just 25-40%.
Personal injury laws have many advantages to plaintiffs. Learn more by talking with a personal injury lawyer.
Personal injury laws are complex, and it is important to talk with a lawyer about your options. Personal injury lawyers can help you understand the law, your options and how to file a claim. A personal injury lawyer will also be able to help you negotiate with the insurance company or other parties involved in your case if necessary.
Personal injury cases are like any other case, and the law needs to be followed. The best way to learn more about these laws is by talking with a personal injury lawyer who has experience in handling these cases.