If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of another person
or entity, you may be able to file a
personal injury lawsuit to recover financial compensation to cover medical expenses, lost
wages, as well as pain and suffering. However, many people are reluctant
to file claims due to the public stigma that surrounds personal injury
The following are common personal injury myths:
I do not need an attorney to file a personal injury lawsuit. While you can file a lawsuit on your own, having a lawyer on your side
is highly recommended. Attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of
your case and the legal system, such as the procedures and processes involved.
I can file my case whenever I want. Actually, the statute of limitations sets a time limit that a person has
to file a personal injury lawsuit. In Indiana, the statute of limitations
is two years from the date the accident and injury occurred.
I do not need to file because my injuries were minor. Minor injuries often require additional attention since insurance companies
may attempt to dismiss minor injuries as only meriting a minor settlement.
Keep in mind, your minor injury can become a major one without proper
medical treatment. The settlement amount typically offered by insurance
companies for minor injuries won’t even cover basic medical expenses.
I don’t need a lawyer because I have insurance. The main goal of insurance companies is to make a profit. In almost every
case, the initial settlement offer from the insurance provider will be
less than the full amount of your coverage. Negotiating with insurance
companies by yourself can be difficult since they are backed by teams
of claim adjusters, investigators, and attorneys.
Personal injury cases take years to finish. In most cases, personal injury claims are settled before they make it
to the courtroom. If the parties choose to settle the issue outside of
court, they can obtain a faster resolution. Although it is true that settlements
may take years to reach, oftentimes they take days or weeks.
Wruble Law Group, we are committed to helping you obtain the most favorable outcome possible
in your case, so you can make a successful recovery from injury. With
more than 40 years of combined experience, our South Bend personal injury
attorneys know your rights and can guide you through the intricacies of
the legal process.
Contact us and schedule a
free case evaluation today.