5 Myths About Personal Injury Settlements


Misconceptions about personal injury settlements and what’s involved in the claims process can keep injured victims from getting the full and fair compensation they deserve. The Team At Stanley Law has recovered millions of dollars in complex personal injury cases. We provide the legal guidance and aggressive representation you need and can help you understand how the personal injury settlement process works.

Myth #1: Hiring a Lawyer Is Too Expensive

Many people assume that hiring a personal injury lawyer involves up-fronts costs they can’t afford. However, this is typically not true in these types of cases. Personal injury attorneys usually offer free consultations and take cases on contingency, which means you don’t have to pay them a retainer and they don’t get paid unless or until you receive a personal injury settlement.

Myth #2: Hiring A Lawyer Isn’t Necessary

In most personal injury cases, you must prove that someone else’s negligence caused your injury. This can be challenging if you don’t have experience in the law. Not only that, insurance companies will try to undervalue or deny your claim, which can leave you stuck with mounting medical bills and put you in a perilous financial situation. Negotiations with insurance companies can be frustrating and stressful. An attorney can put an accurate monetary value on your personal injury settlement, which includes all your accident-related past and future damages. You need and deserve the Maximum Reward, and a lawyer will handle every aspect of your claim and fight to hold negligent parties fully accountable for your injuries and losses.

Myth #3: An Attorney Will Only Take Your Case If It’s Worth Millions

You don’t have to suffer catastrophic injuries or have millions of dollars in monetary damages to bring a personal injury claim. In fact, many personal injury settlements end up being five- or six-figure amounts. Although recovering compensation for their clients is their main goal, it’s about more than the money for most personal injury attorneys – they care about making things right for injured victims and their families and helping them get through challenging times.

Myth #4: You’ll Have To Take Your Case To Trial

Each case is different, but the vast majority of personal injury claims are settled out of court. A good attorney will work diligently to build a strong case and employ effective legal strategies to negotiate a fair personal injury settlement without ever having to take a case to trial.

Myth #5: Any Type Of Lawyer Can Handle Your Case

Just like doctors have concentrations in certain areas of knowledge, many lawyers choose to focus on specific areas of the law. Personal injury cases typically involve civil tort law, which gives someone who has suffered injuries or other losses legal recourse to recover damages from a negligent person or entity. Personal injury lawyers spend years honing their craft and are well-versed in the complexities of tort law and civil litigation. An attorney who isn’t familiar with tort law may not seek or recover the maximum compensation to which an injured victim may be entitled

Contact An Attorney To Learn More About Personal Injury Settlements

Our personal injury attorneys have more than 90 years of combined experience in recovering maximum compensation for injured victims. We represent clients in a wide range of cases, from motor vehicle accidents to child sex abuse. At Stanley Law Offices, our team works to get you the MAXIMUM AWARD you need and deserve. We care about our clients and their families, and we’re dedicated to helping them reclaim their lives after being injured or losing a loved one. To schedule a consultation at one of our convenient locations in Syracuse, Binghamton, Watertown or Rochester, NY or Montrose, PA, contact us online or call us at800-608-3333 or 800-372-3760. Se habla español.