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Personal Injury: Myth vs. Reality

By November 3, 2017 Personal Injury

Many myths surround personal injury claims, but it is important to have correct information in the unfortunate event you suffer an injury.  Consulting with an experienced attorney is the first step to take.  Even though you can technically represent yourself in court, you will have to contend with the defendant’s attorney and other representatives like claims adjusters.

Secondly, most attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means they do not collect a fee unless you win your case.  Additionally, this means that attorneys do not take frivolous personal injury cases just to win a plaintiff easy money because these are the cases most likely to get thrown out, which would be a waste of the attorney’s time and money.

Furthermore, filing a personal injury claim does not necessarily mean you will have to go to court.  Many cases are settled, which means your attorney will be in a position to negotiate a fair settlement that will take into account your best interests.  

You may also be compensated for emotional and psychological pain and suffering you experience as the result of a physical injury.  Settlements and jury awards are not limited to compensating you for physical ailments.