If your injured, you most likely need an attorney.
One misconception about personal injury law is that you’ll settle your case before you finish your medical case. The truth is, before you settle your case, you’ll often need to reach your MMI (maximum medical improvement). That’s a medical term referring to if you need more surgeries or medical care to make you better. This is important, because a significant part of your final settlement will be based on the total cost of your medical expenses. If you were to settle your claim before having a surgery that costs tens of thousands of dollars, you could miss out on a very large part of your settlement value. A personal injury lawyer can guide you through the process, and give you important information about how certain medical decisions could affect the final value of your claim.
Another misconception is that hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer means you’re committing yourself to a long drawn-out court battle. Very rarely does hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer mean you’ll have a long drawn out court case. There are occasions where the others insurance doesn’t do the right thing, and to make sure we get the maximum value we have to file suit and occasionally go to trial. But many times our clients cases are settled out of court not long after they finish their medical treatment.
Another misconception is that you don’t really need a personal injury lawyer on minor injuries. No matter what size case you have, you’ll end up with more money if you get a lawyer involved. Settling a personal injury case can be very complex, and if you don’t have someone who knows what the rules are you can get seriously taken advantage of by the insurance company.
If you are injured, you most likely need an attorney.