Top 4 Personal Injury Myths

Personal injury cases are more rampant than you can ever imagine. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 31 million of the injuries that occur every year often call for medical care. 

Considering their prevalence, it comes as no surprise that there are so many myths and misconceptions surrounding personal injury. Think you got a liable personal injury claim? Here are some common personal injury myths you should know so you can pursue your claim with realistic expectations; 

You Cannot File a Personal Injury Claim for a Minor Injury 

A majority of liable personal injury cases fly under the radar because most victims have been talked into believing you cannot sue for minor injuries. However, this is just a myth. As with any other cases under this category, minor injuries come with medical bills, pain, and suffering. Also, it’s your legal right to claim compensation. So, don’t hesitate to file a claim, regardless of how minor your injuries might appear. 

While at it, remember, the insurance company may try to compensate you before you file a claim. While their intentions may seem legit, all they are trying to do is make the whole incident go away since they know it may cost them more if you file a claim. Before you accept such offers, consult an experienced personal injury attorney to guide you on what steps to take. 

Personal Injury Claims Can Be Filed Anytime

Believing this myth can have you missing out on claim compensation because personal injury claims are subject to the statute of limitations in most states. In California, for instance, the statute of limitations gives the injured a maximum of two years from the date of the injury to file a claim. The best thing to do is to get a personal injury attorney as soon as possible and start your claim process early for the best results. Besides, the sooner you file your claim, the better because the injuries and details of the incident are still fresh. 

Getting Hurt on Another Person’s Property Automatically Makes them Responsible

Most people assume that the property owner is automatically responsible for their injuries if they get hurt on the property. However, this is only the case if the property owner knew about an unsafe condition and did nothing about it. For example, if the property is full of tripping hazards, and the owner did nothing to rectify the situation, you may have a liable case. But if you fell and hurt yourself because you were intoxicated or not paying attention, that is on you. 

Personal Injury Claims are Easy Money

We’ve all seen it in movies and TV Shows; the actor or actress intentionally hurts themselves so they can file a personal injury case and get easy money. Sure, it works in movies, but this is real life, and as experienced attorneys, we can tell you for free personal injury claims are not easy money.  Although most cases often result in some settlement, this is not always guaranteed. Remember, cases are different, and the judges are different.

Consult the Professionals

The above are just a few examples of personal injury myths you will come across. Therefore, if you think you have a viable case, the best thing to do would be to consult an experienced personal injury attorney as they already know these cases in and out.

At RS Law, we have a team of highly experienced attorneys waiting to hear from you. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with them today. 

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