Debunking 3 Common Personal Injury Myths

May 30, 2018

Expect to be bombarded with the advice of others if you've recently suffered a Personal Injury. Be certain those you listen to have real knowledge of how to deal with accidents and can guide you appropriately. With that in mind, we look at three common Personal Injury myths our experienced Florida lawyers frequently encounter.

Myth #1: I must pay out-of-pocket for any medical and personal expenses during the healing process

This is one of the biggest confusions our Personal Injury Department has to clarify for clients. While you are responsible for your medical bills, those fees can be reimbursed directly from the proceeds you recover in a Personal Injury lawsuitIf you suffer an injury that is serious enough, you will need to seek the attention of a doctor.  Most Personal Injury attorneys and firms will assist you in finding a medical provider that will provide immediate treatment in exchange for a lienThe lien is the amount of those services against any settlements you are able to secure as a result of the injury.

Myth #2: Larger firms can get me a larger settlement

This one can be a little tricky. Studies show hiring an attorney can maximize your settlement. However, there is no empirical evidence linking a law firm's size to the size of the settlement they secure. Abandon this line of thinking when choosing a legal representative. What is most important is finding an advocate who is invested in you and your case.

A quality lawyer:

  • Fights for you

  • Seeks full compensation for your injuries

  • Has the resources and ability to give your case its best chance of success

These qualities can be attained by lawyers at firms of any size  So, it is not the size of the law firm, but the character of the people who comprise it.

Myth #3: By settling my case early, you will be able to get the largest settlement.

Believing this personal injury myth proves costly. Settling a case too quickly can often leave an individual with less money than they are entitled to. The greatest danger is that a quick settlement will not be sufficient to cover ongoing or future medical costs, or cover impacts to your income like the loss of work. For the most part, quick settlements do not usually consider the amount of time needed to recover from an injury. Oftentimes, quick settlements require forfeiture of further claims to cover ongoing or additional medical treatment, like counseling or surgery.

The Ticktin Law Group Personal Injury Department Advocates On Your Behalf

What isn't a myth: the Personal Injury attorneys of The Ticktin Law Group can help you. Our experienced attorneys will assist you with your injuries as well as advocate on your behalf to secure a fair settlement. We handle all Personal Injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing out-of-pocket unless we recover money for you. Need help determining if you have a Personal Injury claim? Call (561) 232-2222 or complete the contact form here to schedule your free consultation today.