Often people can be hesitant to pursue an auto accident or personal injury claim. These hesitancies are usually based on ideas perpetuated on television or passed down through culture. Not pursuing a claim for injuries can lead to significant hardship on those, through not fault of their own, were injured in an accident. Even if they decide to pursue a claim, there are other myths that can inhibit the best outcome for the client.
- “I will have to sue someone for everything they got.”
Fact: When you pursue a claim for injuries, you are usually making a claim against the other person’s insurance company. Often there is enough insurance to help compensate the victim. Because of insurance, it is a rare instance that someone’s personal assets would be subjected to liability.
- “I can trust the insurance company.”
Fact: Car insurance alone is a 239 billion dollar industry. This is a business, and like any business, profit is their bottom line. The less they pay out on claims, the more profit they make. They have years of experience in minimizing their payouts, even if that is at the expense of the injured person.
- “I’m just a little sore, I don’t need to see a doctor,”
Fact: Injuries often take time to manifests after accidents but anyone who is injured, should seek treatment as soon as possible. Insurance companies will use any gap or dela in treatment to assert that the injured party was not really that hurt.
- “Personal injury attorneys are ambulance chasers.”
Fact: Being a personal injury attorney requires the drive to go head-to-head with insurance and corporate defense attorneys, who often have unlimited resources at their disposal. A personal injury attorney is often your only hope of getting appropriate compensation for you injuries and losses.
Zack England with Best & Brock is one of those attorneys. If you have been involved in a trucking accident, car accident, premises liability, nursing home abuse, or wrongful death, please contact him as soon as possible to discuss your options.