Personal Injury Lawsuit Myths

September 10, 2014 @ 10:08 am

Myth #1: I am guaranteed compensation if I file a complaint.

Just because you file a complaint does not mean you have the necessary proof to warrant compensation. Additionally, you cannot guarantee you will win your case.

Myth #2: I can file at any time.

Louisiana’s statute of limitations is a one year window after the date of the accident/ injury. However, each state has its own statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit. If you miss this deadline, you lose your right to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Myth #3: I don’t need an attorney to file.

Yes, it is true you do not need an attorney to file. However, it is highly advisable to have one. An attorney fully understands the legal system and specifics involved in your case. Consequently, an attorney understands what compensation you deserve and how to get it.

Myth #4: It will take forever for my case to be resolved.

Actually, many personal injury cases can be resolved within a year’s time frame. However, it is impossible to establish a definite time frame because each case is different. Your case can be resolved within a shorter timeline if the case reaches a settlement before entering a full trial.

Myth #5: A serious injury will lead to a large compensation.

You may gain compensation from your personal injury lawsuit if your case wins in court. However, there are many varying factors which can affect your right to compensation in any given case. This is why it is important to hire an experienced lawyer from Morrow, Morrow, Ryan & Bassett to review your case and get you the compensation you deserve.

Myth #6: Only people looking for extra cash file personal injury lawsuits.

You may think the at-fault person’s insurance company will pay all damages. However, many people file personal injury lawsuits because insurance companies usually try to pay as little compensation as possible. Therefore, the not-at-fault individual may not be compensated for the injuries caused by the at-fault driver.

Contact Morrow, Morrow, Ryan, & Bassett to make sure you know the facts about personal injury lawsuits.