Myth #1: Only serious injuries are eligible for compensation.
This is not true. You may be eligible to file a personal injury claim even if your injuries are minor. In fact, even if you only suffered a few bumps and bruises, you may still be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
Myth #2: Filing a personal injury claim always involves a lawsuit.
This is also not true. In most cases, personal injury claims are resolved through negotiation with the insurance company. Only a small percentage of personal injury cases actually go to trial.
Expanding on Myth #1: Why Minor Injuries Can Still Warrant a Personal Injury Claim
Even minor injuries can have a significant impact on your life. You may have to take time off work to recover, and you may incur significant medical bills. Even if your injuries are not serious, you should still consider filing a personal injury claim to recover the costs associated with your injuries.
Here are some examples of minor injuries that may still warrant a personal injury claim:
- Soft tissue injuries, such as whiplash, sprains, and strains
- Minor fractures
- Cuts and bruises
- Emotional distress
If you are unsure whether your injuries qualify for a personal injury claim, call The Law Office of Rick Wagner and we can assess your injuries and advise you on your legal options.
Expanding on Myth #2: Why Most Personal Injury Claims Are Resolved Without a Lawsuit
Most personal injury claims are resolved through negotiation with the insurance company. This is because both parties have an interest in avoiding the time and expense of a trial. The insurance company wants to minimize its losses, and the injured person wants to get compensated for their injuries as quickly and efficiently as possible.
If you are considering filing a personal injury claim, it is important to hire an experienced personal injury firm like ours. We will be able to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and get you the best possible settlement.