Debunking Misconceptions About Personal Injury Law

Exaggerations in personal injury law and misleading information can cause confusion for those seeking compensation. Filing a claim for personal injury can be daunting if you have no experience in these cases.

The fact that there are many misguided opinions about compensation doesn’t help. It discourages those who deserve it from seeking it. 

You Can File a Claim Whenever You Want

The time limits for filing a claim are based on the location of your injury and the type of claim you wish to make. If you file a claim after the specified period, it will disqualify you from claiming compensation. In California, for example, you can file your claim up to two years before the deadline. 

It is possible that the timeliness of cases involving exposures to toxins will differ since their effects can take time to manifest. To avoid losing your right to compensation, you should speak to an attorney to understand the Statute of Limitations in your jurisdiction.

It Is Expensive and Unnecessary to Hire an Attorney

If you are facing high medical costs after a serious injury, you might consider hiring an attorney to save money. You don’t have to pay high legal fees in order to get professional legal help. The majority of personal injury attorneys work on a contingent basis. Your lawyer is only paid if you win your case and receive compensation. This reduces the stress of seeking justice because you and your lawyer share financial risks.

Most people believe they can handle the legal process on their own. You may be able to do it, but you’ll likely end up with a less favorable settlement or no settlement at all. You can also work with personal lawyers like Tenina Law to improve your chances. The lawyer will create a solid case for you to get the maximum compensation.

Minor Injuries Do Not Require a Claim

There is no injury so minor that you can’t fight for compensation. This misconception is a boon to insurance companies who use it as an excuse to ignore minor injuries or pay insufficient compensation.

Even if you think the injury is minor or not worth suing for, you still need to fight for compensation. You don’t deserve it if someone else’s negligence caused you harm. Minor injuries can become more serious and even life-threatening, affecting your quality of life.

This article was written by Alla Tenina. Alla is one of the best bankruptcy attorneys in Los Angeles California, and the founder of Tenina Law. She has experience in bankruptcies, real estate planning, and complex tax matters. The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. This website contains links to other third-party websites. Such links are only for the convenience of the reader, user or browser; the ABA and its members do not recommend or endorse the contents of the third-party sites.

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