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Myths About Personal Injury Cases

12th November 2009
By Jerry Work in Personal Injury
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If you are a victim of a recent accident, you might be in a world of stress, pain, and frustration when dealing with the lengthy process of a personal injury claim. Do not try and act on this process alone. Even if you are the victim, going into this process without proper protection and representation can lead to receiving a claim that might not be to your satisfaction or even remotely to what you need to recover. Learn these five myths about personal injury cases to help you prepare and know how to handle the next time you are unfortunately a victim in an accident.

One myth about personal injury cases that the general public believes is that because you are the victim, you are automatically rewarded compensation. This is not true. If evidence stacks against you in court, your request for a claim could lose out to the stronger argument of the defendant. This myth leads to the second myth: you cannot handle a personal injury case without representation. Having a lawyer help represent you is a necessary key to a successful and smooth case. Why agitate yourself after an accident? Seek representation to make the process easier. The knowledge of a lawyer is invaluable as well.

A third myth that the public believes is that personal injury cases require long and expensive court cases. This is not true at all. With proper representation by both parties, patience, and understanding, many cases are handled by insurance companies outside of court. The use of court is often just for intimidation. A fourth myth is that the plaintiff has to wait until the case is over to be treated for their injuries. This is impractical and dangerous. If you are a victim, be sure to get treated as soon as you can. Retain medical receipts and documents for your lawyer during talks with the insurance company. Though compensation and justice are important, staying alive is just as necessary.

One final myth to keep in mind about personal injury cases is that you can ignore everything and handle it on your own. If you are stressed out and injured, the last thing on your mind would be wanting to find expensive representation to help you through this process. The additional stress and worry can complicate your health. Also, the personal injury claims is a difficult arena to tread into without experience. Seek a lawyer to represent you through an accident and injury claim. It is not something you should do alone.

If you have been injured in an accident, call a Chicago injury lawyer at You probably have questions about your legal rights. A Chicago personal injury attorney at will answer your questions with a free consultation. You can visit them online or call 1-866-579-5328
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