When you or a loved one suffers harm because of the carelessness or negligence of another in the Abilene area, an Abilene personal injury attorney can be essential in making sure you get the compensation you deserve. Unfortunately, however, many people fail to seek professional support in pursuing these claims, in part because of myths that make them feel as if doing so is unnecessary or out of their reach. Here are three of the most common myths regarding personal injury claims and attorneys, and the truth behind them.
Hiring an Abilene personal injury attorney is expensive.
The medical bills, loss of wages, and property damage that often accompany accidents can be overwhelming for the impacted individuals. Presented with a mountain of financial obligations to fulfill, they often feel unable to take on additional expenses. And many people assume that simply consulting with an attorney will cost money, while hiring one will incur even greater fees.
The reality, however, is that most Abilene personal injury attorneys provide free consultations for potential clients. In addition, many of them, including we here at the Law Offices of David M. White, work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we pay the costs associated with pursuing your claim, and provide our services free of charge until you have won a settlement. At that time, we will deduct our fees and expenses from your settlement.
This means that you do not have to pay any money to find out if your case is worth pursuing, and no money until you have won a settlement. With that kind of fee structure, it becomes very affordable and low risk, to have your case considered and even taken on by an Abilene personal injury attorney.
Minor injuries do not require consultation with an Abilene personal injury attorney.
At times, an accident, such as a motor vehicle crash, may seem to have resulted in minor injuries. A sprained back, a broken bone or two, or maybe a concussion, hardly seem worth the effort of pursuing a settlement.
The reality, however, is that a personal injury attorney is willing to pursue cases that are not “big” cases that fall into the multimillion dollar range. Many personal injury cases are settled for much less. In addition, seemingly minor injuries can become more severe over time. That sprained back, for example, may end up costing thousands in physical therapy and missed work, while a concussion may leave you with permanent complications.
Because consultation with the Law Offices of David M. White is free, it may be in your best interest to call with even situations that you think are minor. We can help you decide if your case is worth pursuing, and ensure that, if you do have a case, you earn as much of a settlement as you deserve for your pain and suffering.
I can file a personal injury claim whenever I want.
Finally, many people mistakenly believe that they do not have to talk to an Abilene personal injury attorney right away because they have time to file their claim. They may prefer to finish their medical treatments or lay their loved one to rest and mourn first.
The reality, however, is that there is a statute of limitations on personal injury claims. In Texas, you have two years from the time of the incident to file a claim. And those two years can go by quickly. An Abilene personal injury attorney can help you to meet deadlines while you focus on recovering from your injuries or your loss. As a result, contacting one as soon as possible can ensure that your case receives the attention, and the compensation, that it deserves.
Dealing promptly and effectively with personal injury claims is important to earning the compensation you deserve. Do not allow fears about whether you have a case or the money for it stop you from pursuing a free consultation with the Law Offices of David M. White.