Top 3 Myths about Personal Injury Cases
- Posted on: Nov 28 2018
Do you believe you have a personal injury case? If so, you may assume you have this case because you believe one or more of the different myths out there about personal injury lawsuits. There are many misconceptions about these lawsuits, which is why it’s important that you know what’s true and what’s simply a myth or misinformation. Here are three of these myths that many people believe, but simply aren’t true.
Myth 1: You’ll Walk Away with a Lot of Money
When someone has a personal injury case, they often assume that they’re about to come into a huge amount of money. That’s very often not the case. While there are some personal injury cases that are worth a large amount of money, most are not. Many cases settle out of court for between $10,000 and $20,000. That’s often only enough to cover your medical expenses and keep your bills paid until you can get back to work.
Myth 2: You’ll Collect a Big Settlement Based on Pain and Suffering
While it’s true that some courts do award damages for pain and suffering in addition to money to cover your medical bills and lost wages, but that’s not always the case. The idea that pain and suffering pays out two or three times what your medical bills are is not the case. In fact, in some cases you may not receive anything beyond recouping your medical costs.
Myth 3: Any Personal Injury Involving Another Person Leads to a Personal Injury Case
Just because you were injured at a business, on another person’s property, or due to what seems like someone’s negligence does not mean you have a case. In fact, if it can be proven that you were negligent in some way or that you didn’t follow specific instructions, your case may be dismissed no matter what other facts were involved. In fact, it may be possible that the defendant will turn the case around and sue you for negligence!
If you believe you have a personal injury case and want to discuss the details, the experienced lawyers at Held & Hines, LLP, are here to assist you. Contact us today to schedule a consolation.