Personal Injury Myths Debunked!
After being involved in a traumatic vehicle crash, a painful slip and fall accident, a harmful medical malpractice or any other unexpected accident, you may be reluctant to file a claim because of the myths and misconceptions that exist around personal injury claims. Moreover, there is a general notion that legal procedure is complicated and never-ending.
Filing a personal injury claim can help you get compensated for medical bills and other costs related to your recovery, helping you to get your life back on track.
Knowing the facts about personal injury claims is one step towards getting a fair compensation for all the damage that may have been caused to you. To ensure that you’re not swayed by misconceptions that result in avoiding filing a claim, The Law Office of Robert H Hanaford has busted a few myths about personal injury claims.
Myth 1: Injuries resulting from corporate negligence are frivolous
The insurance industry would have the general public believe that lawsuits for injuries resulting from corporate negligence are all frivolous and injured people are overcompensated. However, the reality is that in several large jury verdicts and settlement-involved cases, permanent injuries were caused by the defendant. After all, juries are composed of people from all walks of life and they are not going to compensate a person for a frivolous claim.
Myth 2: Personal injury lawsuits drive up the cost of insurance premiums.
The tort reform crowd argues that making it more difficult to recover for wrongfully inflicted injuries drives up insurance premiums. Actually, most studies have found that such reforms only drive up insurance company profits. In addition, if the wrongful party does not compensate for injuries, including medical expenses and lost earnings, these costs will be passed on to the general public, allowing the responsible party to escape responsibility.
Myth 3: An insurance adjuster can resolve a claim
Persons injured by the wrongful conduct of another, whether a product defect or vehicle collision, often believe they can resolve their claim directly with the insurance adjuster and that it is in some way wrong to file a lawsuit for compensation. The insurance representatives are trained professionals that know the value of quickly investigating an accident and they know how to obtain damaging evidence through interviewing the injured person. I addition, it is not wrong to seek full compensation for injuries, such as medical expenses, lost earnings, property damage or pain and suffering.
To get the best legal assistance in a personal injury claim, contact the Law Offices of Robert H. Hanaford. We are always ready to help you protect and assert your rights. Our team consists of effective lawyers with a long record of success, having won tens of millions of dollars for our clients. We have been providing legal assistance since 1982. To learn more about personal injury law please click here. If you have any questions about personal injury law, get in touch with us by clicking here.