Common Misconceptions About Accident Lawsuits
Many people operate under misconceptions regarding lawsuits in spite of the frequency of personal injuries in this country. Often, talking to friends and family creates false impressions that you might not have even previously considered. You need to get the facts before your proceed with your case.
Considering a lawsuit often generates many mistaken beliefs
The following explanations should help you make better decisions if you are injured and face a personal injury case:
- I cannot receive treatment until I settle my case: This misconception can be harmful to your health. In fact, nothing is more important than attending to your immediate medical needs. Just make sure you retain all records related to your injuries and treatment—such documentation is evidence you may need for a lawsuit.
- I do not need an attorney: This assumption is technically true in some cases. That said, Indianapolis personal injury attorneys can make a significant difference in the results of your case. Your law firm can advise you on your alternatives, such as whether to go to court or settle, protect your rights, and fight for the full compensation you deserve.
- I cannot afford an attorney: Many personal injury lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning they collect no money from you until your case settles. If you win a settlement from the lawsuit, your attorney generally collects a percentage of the settlement amount. This means that you can actually afford the best attorney available.
- I must hire an attorney in the state where the accident occurred: While it is important that your lawyer be familiar with the laws of the state in which the accident occurred, you are not required to hire a lawyer from that state.
- I will definitely receive compensation for my injuries: Many things determine whether you are compensated for accidental injuries, including the degree to which you may have been responsible, the extent of your injuries, and any future losses you may incur as a result of lost wages or other factors. In fact, if you were more responsible for the accident than any other negligent parties, Indiana law states that you may not be able to collect any compensation. Your personal injury attorney can give you some idea of what compensation you are likely to receive.
- I should freely discuss the accident details with insurance representatives: If you want to protect your rights, you should talk to your attorney before giving statements to any insurance representatives, particularly those from the opposing insurance company.
Seek experienced legal help for accurate information about your lawsuit
An experienced attorney can dispel any misconceptions you have regarding your case. The attorneys at Yosha Cook Shartzer & Tisch offer expertise acquired from decades of experience. Our attorneys evaluate your case for free and at no obligation.
Find out if you have a case:
- Call (800) 875-5759 or (317) 334-9200.
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