5 Myths About Personal Injury

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Personal injury lawyers are acutely aware of myths and misconceptions that negatively impact the lives of those seeking assistance. Several myths prevent injured people from getting the help they need, such as “I didn’t get hurt enough” and “insurance will handle everything”. Don’t let these misconceptions prevent you from getting what you are entitled to.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at (702) 388-1216 if you have questions or are unsure if you have a case. Our expert personal injury attorneys are here to help you.

Myth #1 – A Personal Injury Lawsuit Only Covers Physical Harm

This is not the case. If you have sustained a personal injury, you may be entitled to compensation for a variety of things. Among them are punitive damages, emotional distress, pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills. Just because you cannot see the damages or you do not think you could get them covered does not mean you are out of luck.

Myth #2 – There is No Difference Between the Types of Personal Injuries

This statement is false. There are many different types of personal injuries, and the classification of an injury can affect the outcome of a case. Injuries sustained on the job may have different outcomes than those sustained in a car accident, for example. A determination of the type of personal injury you have is vital to finding the right lawyer who can get you the compensation you deserve.

Myth #3 – My Injuries Are Not Severe Enough

Regardless of how minor your injuries are, you should always consult a lawyer. It does not matter how large or small your medical bills are, you can still receive compensation. Furthermore, some injuries may worsen over time, so it’s better to reach out and be safe than sorry. Our team is available to answer any questions you may have regarding an injury.

Myth #4 – I Can File A Claim At Any Time

Unfortunately, time is not on your side when it comes to filing a claim. In most states, there are time limits on filing. A statute of limitations specifies the amount of time you have to file a claim after an alleged offense. It is important to file your claim in a timely manner in order to avoid being hindered by the statute of limitations. Another reason to file quickly is that witnesses’ memories can fade and evidence may disappear or be destroyed.

Myth #5 – Insurance Will Cover All Costs

Insurance companies do not always cover the full cost of accident-related expenses. Additionally, insurance companies do not always act in your best interest, and they may prioritize saving money. Our attorneys can assist you if you are dissatisfied with a payout. We may be able to help you obtain a payout that accurately reflects the damage you have suffered.

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It is important to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer after being injured in an accident.Over the years, Dempsey, Roberts & Smith has handled many personal injury cases. Please call us at (702) 388-1216 to speak to a member of our expert legal team.