If you or someone close to you is injured in an accident or incident due to another person’s negligence, you may think that filing a personal injury lawsuit is tedious and lengthy. It is not a process that most people go through, and pursuing a case may be new or unfamiliar to you. There are many myths surrounding personal injury lawsuits that discourage people from seeking the compensation they deserve. However, it can be a good idea to contact an attorney and get all the facts, especially if you have suffered injuries that require extensive medical treatment and are costing you financially. In this article, we debunk five common reasons why people choose not to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Personal Injury Lawsuits Take Years to Resolve

Different personal injury cases have different timelines and should not be compared to one another. Depending on how complex your injury or accident is, some cases can take years to resolve, while others that are more straightforward often settle in a reasonable amount of time. Most personal injury cases are settled out of court, meaning they do not have to be dragged out and tried in court.

Minor Injuries Do Not Require an Attorney

No matter how small or minor your injuries are, you are still entitled to fair compensation. This is especially important when you consider the possibility that your minor injury may be more serious than you first thought. Some injuries do not reveal themselves until much later and can even lead to chronic pain. So downplaying your injuries can do you more harm than good. In such cases, future medical care will be required and you may face financial losses. So review your injuries carefully before deciding whether you need a lawyer.

Insurance Covers All Expenses

Even if you have insurance that covers the cost of your injuries, that does not mean you will not need help settling. Based on the insurance company’s investigation and evaluation of your damages, most people are told that a settlement offer is the best you can get. Often, the first offer made to you is the lowest amount the adjuster believes you will accept so your case can be resolved quickly. At this point, you should consider speaking with an attorney who specializes in personal injury to make sure you get the best compensation possible. 

You Have Unlimited Time to File Your Lawsuit

Waiting until you have fully recovered from your injuries to file your lawsuit may not be ideal. Remember that there is a statute of limitations that determines how long you have to file your claim. Once that time limit has passed, your claim will be dismissed and you will not be able to pursue the case. Although in most personal injury cases a settlement is reached and the case does not have to go to court, there are cases where negotiations fail and you may have to file a lawsuit.

Let Corradino & Papa LLC Help You

If you or your loved one has been involved in an accident, Corradino & Papa LLC can help you explore your options for a personal injury lawsuit. As a law firm that specializes in personal injury, Corradino & Papa LLC has the resources to investigate your case and obtain fair compensation for you. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

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