After an accident or injury, you may find yourself buried in insurance paperwork, struggling with medical bills, and wondering how to put your life back together while also trying to recover from a serious injury. A personal injury lawsuit may be an option—and it helps to know what’s true about this lawsuits and what is not.
Here are some of the most common myths about injury lawsuits and the truth.
Myth: You’ll have to go to court to win your case.
Fact: Most personal injury claims never go to trial.
Instead, your attorney works to reach a settlement out of court with insurance companies and negligent parties. Reaching a fair settlement saves time and money. If the other party won’t agree to compensate you fairly, however, trial is always an option.
Myth: You can settle your claim without a lawyer’s help.
Fact: The resulting settlement may be far less than you need or deserve.
Personal injury attorneys specialize in ensuring that the full cost of your injuries is accounted for—not only what you have already paid, but what you can expect to pay in the future. They also understand how to build the strongest possible case for your compensation and how to negotiate with insurance companies in a way that makes it more appealing to them to settle fairly.
Myth: Personal injury claims are “frivolous lawsuits.”
Fact: Most personal injury claims are based on legitimate injuries and seek to hold parties accountable for real and unacceptable negligence.
The phrase “frivolous lawsuits” is popular in the media, but in fact, most people seeking compensation for injuries have suffered real, life-altering harm due to negligence that simply should not have happened. If you’re concerned about appearing frivolous, talk to a lawyer.
If you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence, you may have hesitated to pursue your legal options. But you don’t have to. Talk to an experienced Pittsburgh injury lawyer who can help you understand your legal options and choose the best course for you and your family. Contact Berger & Lagnese, LLC today.
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