Debunking 4 Common Personal Injury Myths
Misinformation about personal injury claims may prevent people from getting the help and compensation they deserve. Here are four myths about these types of claims, debunked.
1. You don’t need to hire a lawyer for minor injuries
Even seemingly minor injuries can result in long-term disabilities and hefty medical bills. Furthermore, certain injuries such as PTSD and chronic pain may not become evident for days, weeks or even months after the incident. Therefore, it’s important to contact a personal injury lawyer to help you explore your legal options. Regardless of the extent of your injuries, you’re entitled to receive compensation for your damages.
2. Hiring a personal injury lawyer is expensive
Many people avoid hiring a personal injury lawyer because they think they can’t afford to do so. However, most lawyers, including the team at Feifel Gualazzi, work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we don’t request retainers and won’t charge you any fees until we win your case. Furthermore, we offer free consultations.
3. Insurance companies are on your side
Insurance companies are in the business of making money and will often dismiss or downplay your injuries to avoid paying you adequate compensation. Therefore, hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf is the best way to receive a fair settlement. In addition, many insurance companies aren’t forthcoming about all the accident benefits available to you. Therefore, it’s important to seek legal advice to determine your rights and obligations.
4. You can file a personal injury claim at any time
Under the Ontario Limitations Act, you must file a personal injury claim within two years of the accident. Though there are some exceptions, acting quickly is the best way to ensure the legal process goes as smoothly as possible. An experienced lawyer will be able to assess your situation, verify the extent of your injuries and assist you in gathering the medical evidence you need to build a strong case.
The vast majority of personal injury cases are settled outside of the courtroom. However, the team at Feifel Gualazzi is prepared to go to trial to defend your interests and ensure you receive fair compensation.
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in Sault Ste. Marie And Wawa
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, ATV crash or another traumatic incident, don’t hesitate to contact the lawyers at Feifel Gualazzi. Our experienced team has successfully helped clients win fair compensation for whiplash, psychological and catastrophic injury claims. Contact us today for a free consultation.