March 14, 2018

Common Personal Injury Legal Misconceptions

Protect Your Rights: Make The Law Work For You

The law is vast and can be confusing and intimidating. Still, it is important that you know your rights and stands up for them. Protecting your rights and freedoms is more than patriotic, it is an essential pillar of a democratic society. There are so many misconceptions out there when it comes to personal injury law. This can lead to abuses of power and gross misconduct & negligence going unpunished. You have to always protect your rights and make the law work for you, as it should.

Here are 3 common personal injury legal misconceptions you should be aware of:

  1. I feel okay after the accident, so I don’t want any medical attention. After a serious accident, you should seek proper medical attention. You may be in shock or have increased adrenal that may be masking your pain. Some injuries don’t cause immediate pain but may worsen later. It’s best to have a qualified medical professional fully examine you for possible injury
  2. I will seem greedy if I ask for damages for my injuries. It doesn’t make you a bad person or greedy to simply want to be compensated. If you are in pain, lose wages, or have medical bills, the responsible party should pay for that.
  3. I don’t need a lawyer because most people do the right thing. Unfortunately, many people do not. Even when people do want to do the right thing, their insurance company may not. You need an experienced personal injury lawyer to be sure that your rights are fully protected.