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Myths About Personal Injury Law

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Myths About Personal Injury Law

If you have ever been involved in a traumatic car accident, painful fall, or harmful medical malpractice accident, typically, the last thing you want to do is go through the process of hiring a lawyer for a personal injury claim. However, a successful personal injury claim is vital to ensure that your rights are guarded and that you receive the correct reimbursement which law entitles you to. Many of those who are injured are hesitant to file claims because of the public opinion that exists around personal injury claims and lawyers who fight these cases. Let's debunk a few myths that surround personal injury claims below.

Ambulance Chasers

A personal favorite myth of ours is that personal injury lawyers are “ambulance chasers” who run after ambulances to try and take advantage of individuals who have been injured. These no-good attorneys are more interested in making money rather than helping their clients. This myth is not only untrue but undermines our justice system. A good lawyer will rely on their reputation of past successful trials to attract those who are in need. Many lawyers chose personal injury law because they truly care about helping those who are in need.

Personal Injury Cases Are Long

A majority of personal injury claims are actually settled before they even go to court! Therefore, the myth that personal injury cases are too long of a process is completely not true! There are some cases that could take months or even years, however, most cases take weeks and sometimes, even days.

“My Injuries Were Minor”

Most people won’t file a personal injury claim because they don’t feel that their injuries were sufficient enough for a lawsuit. These are exactly the types of injuries that require additional medical attention since insurance companies might try to dismiss minor injuries and merit a minor settlement.

You Already Have Insurance

Like pretty much any business, insurance companies are trying to make a profit. In most cases, the first offer from your insurance carrier will be less than the full amount of your coverage. This typically isn’t enough to cover medical bills or the costs related to your recovery. Having to negotiate with your insurance company can be tough since they are equipped with a team of claim adjusters, investigators, and lawyers on their side. In this case, your best bet will be to hire a personal injury lawyer who has the right amount of experience to handle your case and get you taken care of.

If you ever find yourself in the position of needing to make a personal injury claim, those of us at Mestayer Law Firm are fully equipped to help guide you in the right direction.

Mestayer & Associates provides civil litigation for clients throughout the Gulf Coast area including Pascagoula, Biloxi, and Gulfport. If you are making future plans for your estate, then contact us today and let us help take care of every detail of your finances. Call us today at 228-762-1193 or visit www.pascagoulalaw.com. We are your legal experts! You can also visit our office located at 2128 Ingalls Ave. in Pascagoula, Mississippi. We look forward to talking with you!

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