Myths About Personal Injury Lawsuits
Personal injury cases, it seems, are a dime a dozen these days…or at least that’s what the numerous attorney ads would make you believe. There are so many myths about personal injury cases that a lot of people may make wrong decisions based off these untruths should they get injured. As with everything in life, it’s important to get your information from many sources in order to make an informed decision based off critical thinking and reflection.
Myth 1: Personal Injury Cases are Frivolous
A lot of people remember the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Lawsuit and use it to state that many plaintiffs are just looking to game the system in order to line their pockets with cash. The truth, however, is that personal injury clients usually suffer some kind of physical or psychological injury which markedly impacts their life. It makes no sense not to seek out the services of an injury attorney if they’ve lost out on important aspects of life as long as this can be quantified and the evidence is compelling.
Myth 2: I Have to Attend Court Hearings for My Injury Case
The reality is that many cases rarely see the insides of a courtroom for a number of reasons. Insurance companies are usually averse to the negative media attention as well as the astronomical litigation costs that they are more often than not amenable to negotiating a settlement with your attorney. In addition, court hearings are usually expected for cases that have to do with multidistrict litigation or an injury that may have led to catastrophic physical effects, and not your run-of-the-mill slip and fall type of case.
Myth 3: The Law is Biased Towards Big Business
It’s easy to think that corporate America has the legal clout to take on a Joe Public and win hands down because of the influence they have in the community or the army of lawyers they have at the disposal. However, the truth is that the law gives everyone an equal footing from which to defend themselves and only uses facts, evidence and legal tenets to get to decide if a case has merit, regardless of external factors.
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