Lawyers play a vital role in our society today. Why is the car you drive safe? Why is the food you eat safe? Did you know that lawyers and lawsuits are the prime reason?
It is important to know the difference between the myths and facts about personal injury lawyers. Jokes aside, we can worry little, rest easy and enjoy the food we consume, the products we buy and the places we go.
Here are some of the most common myths regarding personal injury law:
“I have insurance, so I don’t need to consult with a personal injury lawyer.”
Ummm…what? What does having insurance have to do with not needing legal help? And, in fact, if you have to deal with any insurance company, odds are that you are going to need an attorney.
“Hiring a personal injury attorney is too expensive. There's no way I can afford one.”
Completely not true. Most if not all personal injury lawyers will represent you on a percentage of the recovery, with no out of pocket at all from you. Under this arrangement, you can’t afford to not retain a personal injury lawyer for your case.
“My injury claim is too small to need a personal injury lawyer.”
Again, likely untrue. No matter how small, you can likely find an attorney to help.
“My case will take too long to finish and I’ll never end up with compensation.”
It is true that your case may take some time—months for sure, maybe longer. That is no reason to not pursue your legal rights.
“Personal injury lawyers don’t care about me; they only care about one thing, money.”
I cannot speak for all injury lawyers, but I can speak for most: This is just not true. Maybe the big advertising attorneys care more about the money because they need it.
Lesson: Avoid the advertising attorneys.
“The larger the firm, the larger my settlement will be. I shouldn’t work with a small firm.”
That is 100% wrong. Ever hear the phrase “We’re No. 2, we try harder?” Yep. The big firms are arrogant. The little ones have something to prove. Guess who wins? Yep. You do.
These are just a few of the most common myths that are associated with personal injury law in Phoenix, Arizona. Personal injury can be very complex. There are many variables involved, complex dealings with insurance companies, and much more. Make sure you get the facts. Stop guessing.