There are many misconceptions about personal injury lawsuits. Sorting through them can be a difficult and time-consuming process. Some of the most common misconceptions include the following:
Medical attention cannot be sought until after you speak to an attorney, or until after your case is settled.
Not true. In fact, getting needed and preventative medical attention is one of the first things you should do if you suffer a personal injury. The timeliness of your treatment may even be a factor in your compensation. Also, documentation by medical personnel can make your case even stronger.
Insurance companies can force you to answer all their questions about your injury.
Also not true. Beyond the initial notification to your insurer that you have been injured, you are under no obligation to discuss the case further without first speaking to an injury lawyer. Anything you say to an insurance company can become part of your permanent record, and may be difficult to rescind at a later time.
Only the victims of personal injuries are entitled to take legal action.
Completely false. If a victim is a minor, becomes incapacitated, or passes away, another party may be entitled to take legal action on their behalf. Wrongful death suits and damage claims are two common lawsuits of this type.
Do not be misled by false information. The injury attorneys at the Gosanko & O’Halloran Law Firm offer a wealth of information and resources. Their knowledge and skill can help you make a solid case for compensation and settlement.
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