August 19th, 2016|
People suffer personal injuries every day, but many victims hesitate to make legal claims after their accidents because they don’t know much about personal injury attorneys or the legal process for filing a claim. There are many commonly-held beliefs about personal injury attorneys that are not true. Test how well you understand personal injury attorneys by checking out our true/false list of some of the most common stereotypes we’ve heard.
Are the following statements true or false?
- Personal injury attorneys are only interested in big settlements
- All personal injury attorneys are “ambulance chasers”
- Personal injury attorneys often file unnecessary lawsuits
- Small injury claims don’t require an attorney
- I can’t afford to have a personal injury attorney help me with my claim
Personal injury attorneys are only interested in big settlements
False. At Cory Watson, our approach is “clients first.” We focus on helping clients receive maximum compensation for their injuries and suffering and bring peace of mind during what can be a very difficult time for victims and their loved ones. The job of a personal injury lawyer is to take the burden off of those who have been harmed and guide them through the legal process so they can collect the maximum amount possible to compensate them for their injuries. We don’t apologize for holding companies and individuals who harm others accountable for their actions. If a multi-billion dollar company negligently or wantonly markets a drug that kills or seriously injures an innocent person, we believe that company should pay for the harm it caused.
Personal injury attorneys are “ambulance chasers”
False. Cory Watson Attorneys are not ambulance chasers. We do not prey upon individuals who have just been injured and try to lure them into suing someone before they even reach the hospital. We are confident that clients will come to us in their time of need and we vow to help them to the best of our ability. You will not find us chasing ambulances unless it is a friend or relative that needs us by their side.
Personal injury attorneys often file unnecessary lawsuits
False. Attorneys do not file frivolous lawsuits. There is no incentive for anyone to file a worthless lawsuit. There is a difference between filing a worthless and frivolous lawsuit, and filing a legitimate claim, and a judge or jury deciding that the injured person should not recover anything. An experienced attorney can help you make the decision to file your lawsuit and get ready for trial so you are prepared to win your case. Experience matters.
Small injury claims don’t require an attorney
False. Every case is different. In some instances, injuries that seem to be minor can lead to life-changing consequences. Many wounds can heal, but the emotional trauma that can be caused by accidents may lead to years of expensive and time-consuming treatments. An injury caused by the carelessness or negligence of others can lead to time off work, a job change, or require a person to make other costly lifestyle adjustments. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you evaluate whether your needs may be more extensive down the road and if you should hire a lawyer to help with your claim.
I can’t afford to have a personal injury attorney help me with my claim
False. At Cory Watson, our attorneys offer free case evaluations for all victims of personal injury. During this confidential process we will review your case and let you know whether pursuing a case is the best option for you. Our top priority is making sure our clients are treated fairly and compassionately in court and receive the maximum amount of compensation for their injuries. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t owe us anything unless we win or settle your case to your satisfaction.
The team at Cory Watson Attorneys has been representing victims of personal injuries and their families for more than thirty years. If you want to find out if we can help you, please fill out our form for a free case evaluation and our team will review your case. Still have questions? Visit the personal injury attorneys section of our website.