If you have been avoiding opening up a case for financial damages in Florida due to some of the rumors that you’ve heard about personal injury lawsuits, it would be wise for you to understand some of the common misconceptions about the process. A personal injury lawsuit could give you access to the compensation you need to properly recover and enjoy a better quality of life. Here are some common misconceptions that hold people back from personal injury lawsuits.
Personal Injury Lawyers And Lawsuits Are Extremely Expensive
All injury cases in the state of Florida are handled on a contingency free basis. You won’t need to pay your lawyer out of pocket until your case is resolved and you are able to access compensation. These terms are covered by your lawyer. Essentially, the lawyer will be taking a percentage of whatever is paid out when the case has ended. There are also statutory rules which label excessive costs for a lawyer as well. Your attorney will take between 15 to 33% of your settlement depending on the type of the case and the complexity of the case. Your initial consultation is absolutely free as well and there is nothing that you can lose by receiving a bit of free legal advice on your case.
These Cases Are Only For People That Are Hurt Severely
Many injury cases do have serious injury thresholds in which you can seek certain types of compensation. It is possible that you could be entitled to compensation for even minor injuries however. An experienced attorney will ensure that you get access to the $10,000 in personal injury protection coverage for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages that are incurred during a minor injury. Even a broken bone can meet the serious injury threshold requirements and it doesn’t hurt to receive compensation to see if your injuries may qualify.
These Cases Punish A Negligent Person Financially
Most personal injury claims are paid out in settlements between insurance companies. The insurance coverage of the defendant will be who pays out and not the defendant themselves. If the person does not have access to enough insurance or any insurance, you should also consider pursuing a claim with your own insurance company to access some assistance.
My Insurance Company Will Cover The Damages
An insurance company is not inclined to pay a claim out for an injury. Some types of insurance will also require you to prove your case against the negligent party before you can access any compensation. Speaking to an insurance attorney can be an excellent way to make sure you can ask for your claim and keep an insurance company able to pay you a settlement.
A Lawsuit Is A Greedy Process
If you are worried about seeming greedy for filing a personal injury claim, keep in mind that you will have to establish your case. Success in a personal injury lawsuit doesn’t represent greed or working towards punishing and negligent party, it’s simply giving you access to the reasonable compensation to pay for the care that you need to recover. There’s no reason why your finances should have to be damaged for years because you were worried about greed in accessing the compensation you needed to get well after an accident. This compensation is well within your rights.
Keep some of these top ideas in mind regarding common myths about Florida personal injury lawsuits. If you need information on how you can start a personal injury lawsuit, contact us today.
This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Anne is a property damage attorney. She focuses on insurance claims and property damage. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your individual situation.
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