Shattering the Myths of Personal Injury
You walk into your favorite coffee place on a cold snowy day and slip and fall on their wet floors. You are embarrassed and shake it off, but two days later you have bruises on your legs and cannot go to work.
Your car is rear-ended because the other driver was texting and ran a stop sign. You exchange insurance information. In the next couple of days, you miss work because your car is totaled. The other driver’s insurance company will only pay a couple hundred dollars for a bill that will surely be thousands. On top of all that, your insurance premiums have gone up due to the accident, even though you have always been a responsible driver.
These are two common situations where people find themselves confused and alone. They briefly consider hiring themselves a lawyer but are intimidated by the process as well as the perceived bad reputation of this field of law.
Myth: Personal Injury lawyers and their clients are greedy and just out for a quick buck
If your injury was due to the negligence of someone else then you have certain rights under the law. Big corporations have tons of lawyers and there is nothing wrong with protecting yourself and trying to make you whole after the fact.
The field of Personal Injury has helped make our world a safer place in many ways. It has been a great source of justice for regular people who might not otherwise have a voice in our legal system.
Myth: I do not need a lawyer and can handle things myself.
Your lawyer has experience and knowledge needed to build the strongest case possible. He or she will be well versed in everything from filing the right motions to making sure the statute of limitation has not run out. These are not things that should be handled by someone who does not have training in the law.
Myth: The lawyer will cost a fortune.
Most Personal Injury lawyers work on contingency. This means they are paid by receiving a portion of your recovery as their fee. This helps ensure that lawyers will not pursue frivolous lawsuits that will only waste their time.
Myth: There is no way to know if a lawyer has a good reputation.
Luckily, finding the right lawyer for you has never been easier. You can always go to the state bar to find out if a lawyer is licensed and if there has been any disciplinary action against them.
The main thing to remember is that there is no shame in protecting your rights when you have been harmed by someone else’s negligence. It is important to have someone on your side whose knowledge and experience can give you the best chance possible for a fair and speedy recovery.
Contact the attorneys at the Los Angeles Injury Group for some of the best legal representation in the City of Los Angeles. The consultation is free and it could give you the peace of mind you need to get through these stressful times.