5 Myths About Personal Injury Lawsuits

5 Myths About Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injury lawsuits can be tricky, but the experts at Stanley Law Offices know how to navigate the legal system and provide the education you need to approach your case informed, confident, and ready to win. Don’t go it alone. Partner with The Team at Stanley Law and learn how we dispel these common myths about personal injury suits to help you achieve an optimal outcome and embrace a brighter, less stressful future.

Myth #1: Personal Injury Lawsuits Are Always Long And Tedious

If you’ve been injured in a car accident or slip and fall, you’re likely already exhausted by the stream of phone calls, bills, and doctors’ appointments cluttering up your calendar. The last thing you want is a lawsuit that takes years to resolve, leaving you waiting for compensation and watching your resources dwindle. Thankfully, the reality is often far different. Our team works to get you the MAXIMUM AWARD you deserve, and in many cases that happens via a settlement long before we reach court, giving you the closure you want and the funds you need to get on with your life.

Myth #2: You Can Take Your Time Deciding To File

Life gets busy, especially when you’re concentrating on recovering from an injury, but it’s important not to wait too long to file your personal injury lawsuit. Every state has its own statute of limitations, which is a set time limit that you can file a claim. In New York, residents have up to three years from the date of their injury to file suit, although, there may be some exceptions, so it’s best to consult an attorney ASAP to see what applies to your specific situation. Fail to file in time and you could lose your right to compensation forever

Myth #3: There’s No Sense Contacting An Attorney Over Minor Injuries

You may have been lucky enough to escape a wreck with just bumps and bruises, but don’t assume that whiplash goes away on its own or that your aches and pains aren’t worth compensation. It’s important to see a doctor and consult an attorney after any injury-causing accident, as you never know what’s just around the corner. If you must seek medical treatment, also take the time to call a personal injury attorney and explore your options.

Myth #4: Your Insurance Coverage Is All You Need

Health or auto insurance typically offers some protection and may even help you cover a significant portion of the related health care costs and other expenses; however, a personal injury attorney could help you get more than your insurance company offers by helping you understand the true nature of your policy limits and negotiating an offer that accounts for other concerns, including future pain and suffering, and long-term medical care.

Myth #5: Damages Come Out Of The At-Fault Person’s Pockets

Knowing you’re suing another person can be upsetting, either because you feel guilty for causing them financial strain or because you’re afraid you won’t get compensation due to their lack of means. The good news is that it’s usually the at-fault individual’s insurance company paying up at the end of the day rather than the individual themselves, giving you a much greater chance of recovering any court-ordered awards.

Joe Knows Personal Injury Claims

The best way to find out whether you’re due compensation as a result of a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, dog bite, nursing home neglect, or another type of personal injury is to consult an experienced personal injury attorney. It takes true grit to win a case, and we’ll leave no stone unturned as we uncover every detail of your accident and negotiate on your behalf.

To schedule a free consultation with our personal injury specialists at Stanley Law Offices, contact us today. With over 90 years of collective experience and offices throughout Central New York and Northern Pennsylvania, we’re perfectly positioned to give you the help and guidance you need.