Common Personal Injury Myths
There are many common myths concerning personal injury cases. This article will take a look at some of the more common myths.
FALSE: Personal Injury Claims Are an Easy Way to Make Money
Without a doubt, personal injury claims can be difficult processes. Victims usually have to deal with an insurance adjuster who is trying their best to prevent paying out the full amount of their settlement. Documenting injuries and providing them to the insurer can be complex. Even more, determining the value of a settlement can be extremely difficult. Adjusters are trained to deny reasonable claims for medical expenses and lost income. It is safe to say that the majority of cases are not simply resolved with insurance companies.
FALSE: It’s Not Worth Filing a Claim for Minor Injuries
The personal injury cases handled at Will Ferguson & Associates range drastically, from catastrophic injuries to simple strains. Even when injuries are minor, victims are likely to experience lost income, pain and suffering, as well as loss in quality of life. Minor injuries can often result in expensive medical bills in order to remedy chronic pain. Many victims are shocked about the costs of treatment, even for seemingly minor injuries.
FALSE: Your Personal Injury Attorney Can Guarantee a Successful Claim
If you seek the counsel of an attorney and he or she begins making promises about the sort of results to expect, you should start looking for another attorney. There are never guarantees involving personal injury cases. There are some strong chances -- like bad claims, good claims, or strong claims -- but if someone tries to guarantee results, they are misleading you.
FALSE: You Can Get More Money Without a Lawyer
It is a reality of personal injury claims that they are usually complicated. This is true even with a proper legal defense. It can’t be said that no one has ever recovered more money without the help of a lawyer, but it is not common in the majority of circumstances. Insurance adjusters know that you are unable to regain compensation on your own, meaning that you have limited negotiation power. Very few injury victims are able to litigate their own cases, and their likelihood of success is small. With a trained personal injury attorney on your side, you can rely on their knowledge when negotiation or assessing the claim. Your attorney can help guide you through the process and make sure to minimize mistakes made.
Deadly Vehicle Collisions in Albuquerque
Car crashes are one of the leading causes of death of New Mexican citizens. There are over 45,000 crashes each year in the state. Thousands are killed in these accidents annually.
When a loved one is lost in a crash, it is a difficult time for their family members. They often have to take over the responsibility of damages associated with the accident. This can make a difficult time even harder.
Families should partner with an experienced law firm to recover after a deadly car accident. At Will Ferguson & Associates, our Albuquerque wrongful death lawyers have years of experience helping families recover the settlements they deserve. If you have lost a loved one in a crash, contact us today at (505) 243-5566.