Top Five Myths About Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer
At Elk + Elk, we understand the sudden, severe impact an unexpected accident can have on your life. Unfortunately, we also know that myths about making personal injury claims have surfaced, causing injury victims to miss out on opportunities to pursue claims against negligent parties.
Myth: You Can’t File a Personal Injury Claim Over Minor Injuries
Regardless of how minor your injuries might be, that does not mean you cannot file a personal injury claim. You are entitled to compensation for medical expenses, regardless of how minor any injuries may seem. Sometimes minor injuries can lead to chronic problems or become more severe as time goes on. You should not have to carry all the financial burden from medical expenses. A good personal injury attorney will help protect your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you need.
Myth: I Can’t Afford To Hire An Injury Attorney
At Elk + Elk, we work on a contingency fee basis which means that your attorney will only get paid if they win you compensation.
Myth: If I Have Insurance, I Don’t Need a Lawyer
Even if you have insurance, you still need an attorney to help. Insurance companies need to make a profit, and sometimes they do that by offering you a settlement of much less than your coverage covers. At Elk + Elk, our lawyers have experience dealing with insurance companies and can help secure the compensation you deserve.
Myth: I Will Look Greedy If I File A Personal Injury Case
The reality is that most of those filing a personal injury claim only seek compensation for the damages that have been done. While the media has created a stigma that those who file lawsuits are filing frivolous ones, many who file a claim are looking to help cover expenses caused by someone else’s negligence or malicious intent.
Myth: I Can File A Personal Injury Case Anytime
That is false. Under Ohio law, for most personal injury claims, you have two years from the date of the incident to file a personal injury claim.