A personal injury following any type of accident, including car accident, marijuana motor vehicle accident, dog bites, hotel accidents, slip and fall accident, and other, can result in enormous medical expenses, which can be a tremendous financial burden at a time when you’re not able to work and earn money due to your temporary or permanent disability.
Since seeking compensation for your injury, trauma, pain and suffering can put such a big strain on your budget, many people choose not to get legal help of a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer Howard Craig Kornberg, which breeds myths and misconceptions about the injury claims process.
Today, our best lawyers at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg are going to debunk some of the most common myths and misconceptions of seeking monetary compensation in a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Note: the following information is based on generic cases involving personal injury. In order to get a comprehensive legal strategy about your particular case and maximize your financial compensation, it’s vital to schedule a call with an attorney to get a free consultation.
Myth #1: I can file a claim before receiving medical evaluation / treatment
Some people rush to file a personal injury claim when they should instead be rushing to receive a proper medical evaluation and treatment first.
By calling your insurance company without establishing the full value of your claim and the scope and extent of all your injuries – based on a thorough evaluation of your injuries by a competent physician – there’s a huge risk that your claim would be rejected, or the amount of your settlement would be greatly reduced.
Only a full evaluation of your injuries, trauma, and losses can determine how much money you will require to pay for medical bills now and in the future.
Myth #2: I am guaranteed compensation for injuries and damages
Wrong. Just because you were injured and believe that you’re entitled to compensation doesn’t mean that you’re actually guaranteed to relieve any or all of the compensation.
Only a skilled attorney can determine whether or not you have a legal right to seek damages in an accident that left you injured, whether it was a car accident, dog attack, slip and fall accident or any other accident in Los Angeles or elsewhere in California.
Besides, a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will represent you in your best interests in negotiations with your insurance company and the insurance company of the liable party, helping you negotiate a strong settlement, collect sufficient evidence, talk to witnesses, and many others things that would be a herculean task to do when you’re injured, in pain and emotional distress.
Myth #3: A personal injury lawsuit is always long, exhaustive and stressful
It can be, but it doesn’t have to be this way. When injured people choose to file a personal injury lawsuit on their own – which, by the way, isn’t a wise decision considering that they should be focusing on their recovery – there’s always a risk that the case will turn into a long, exhaustive and stressful battle.
After all, personal injury litigation is all about two elements that must be strong as strong as steel: evidence and arguments. The stronger the evidence and arguments that you present before the jury, the faster you’ll get your compensation.
If you hire a personal injury attorney, on the other hand, you can be sure that your case will be handled professionally, efficiently, and in your best interests. If you’re legally represented by a lawyer, there’s a good chance that your lawsuit will be settle out of court through negotiations.
Myth #4: I can do it without a lawyer
Even though you are not required to retain an attorney to represent you in a personal injury case, doing so can make a huge difference when it comes to seeking maximum compensation and being able to counter all arguments and evidence presented by the party that you’re suing.
Let our best personal injury attorneys in California guide you through the legal process of filing a claim and recovering damages. Contact the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg to get a free consultation today. Call our offices at 310-997-0904 or fill out this contact form.