The TRUTH About Personal Injury Claims: Facts vs. Myths About Personal Injury Law FirmsWritten on April 30, 2014
When you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, a car accident, or an accident on the job, you need to know the truth about your rights! You can receive medical care and personal compensation for your injuries.
No one wants to go it alone when they have been injured, but it’s hard to know what to do when you have so many unanswered questions.
It can certainly be a scary situation when your injury gives you pain and unrest, lost time from work, and bills that continue to pile up. Being pressured to make life-changing decisions, especially when you are conflicted and in pain, will only leave you more confused.
Read below to know the truth about what you can expect from a professional personal injury claim…
Myth #1: Settling your case quickly will provide you with a larger settlement.
FACT: Settling your case too quickly can be a big mistake that leaves you with LESS money for medical bills! If you rush to settle too quickly, your injuries may not have had ample time to heal, and you could be forced to sign documents that forfeit any further medical funds for further treatment. You must be sure that you are fully healed before you making any final decisions. Time is on your side in personal injury cases, and it is best to seek legal counsel before settling.
Myth #2: Larger law firms will get you a larger settlement.
FACT: Smaller law firms are much more able to take the time to get to know the client, the case, and the background. Smaller, local law firms, like The Silverbach Group, will give the client and the case their personal attention! Instead of trying to settle the case as fast as possible, they make sure you only settle for what you deserve. By taking more time with you and your case, they have the opportunity to ensure that you are fully recovered and fully compensated for your injury.
Myth #3: Personal injury lawyers are expensive to hire, and you must pay a fee up-front just to hire them.
FACT: When the Silverbach Group accepts your personal injury case, there are no up-front fees, because most personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis. A contingency fee works by allowing the lawyer to collect a percentage from your settlement as their compensation. For example, in Georgia, it’s common for the attorney to receive just 33.3 percent if you are able to settle your personal injury case without filing a lawsuit.
Myth #4: As the victim of a personal injury, you must pay all your medical bills and expenses as you go through the healing process.
FACT: If your injuries are serious enough to require expensive medical treatments that you are unable to afford, in many cases your personal injury attorney should be able to work with the medical provider to secure your treatment by assigning a lien to your settlement. A lien is an agreement that states that the medical provider will be paid out of your settlement before you receive the balance of your settlement. The Silverbach Group has the experience, knowledge and respect of the medical community to negotiate lien arrangements, so that you can get the treatment you need. When you hire the Silverbach Group, your recovery is always their first priority.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident, an accident at work, or in a slip and fall accident, the Silverbach Group can help you recover from your injuries and can make sure that you receive a fair settlement!
Don’t go it alone: get on the right track with Silverbach!