Personal injury cases can be effective avenues for financial recovery when negligence or carelessness harms people.
Unfortunately, however, some people who have viable personal injury cases may be misled by some common myths about these lawsuits. And this can potentially prevent victims from seeking out more information about their legal options and these cases.
Shedding some light on the facts about personal injury cases, below we have dispelled some common and often misleading myths about them.
Have You Been Misinformed by Any of These Personal Injury Myths?
1 – Personal injury cases are impossible to win, so I shouldn’t bother filing one.
This is a complete misconception. Although some personal injury cases can be more complicated or challenging than others, these cases are not “impossible” to win.
In fact, depending on the nature of the accident or event that caused the injuries, there may be a lot of potential evidence to establish the nature of the negligence involved. Such evidence can go a long way to bringing personal injury cases to successful resolutions – and, consequently, helping victims secure the compensation they deserve for their injuries, damages and losses.
2 – My injury or accident happened more than a year ago, so it’s way too late for me to file a case.
Don’t believe this myth either! The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Colorado is two years. So, if your accident happened within the past two years, you still have an opportunity to file a case and seek financial recovery via the civil justice system.
3 – An insurer already offered me a settlement, so I don’t need to consider a personal injury case.
Wrong! Although it can be promising to have an insurance provider offer you a settlement, review any such offers very carefully because the chances are that initial offers will be less than the full amount to which you are entitled.
This is because insurers are in the business of collecting premiums and paying out as little as possible in claims/settlements – that is, after all, how they profit. In fact, in many cases, insurers can limit the payouts they end up making because injured people who are in need of payouts and who may not be informed about their rights and entitlements end up agreeing to accept low-ball settlement offers right out of the gate.
To avoid doing this, it’s best to consult with a lawyer who can carefully look over an offer and tell you whether it’s sufficient or whether it’s in your best interests to fight for more (because you deserve it).
4 – Hiring a lawyer really won’t make that much of a difference in the outcome of my personal injury case.
Given the above explanation, this is clearly not true. The fact of the matter is that having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side, advocating your rights and protecting your interests, can be the key to:
- Holding negligent parties accountable
- Standing up to insurance providers who, in all likelihood, are looking for ways to minimize settlements
- Securing the full amount of compensation deserved.
Contact an Experienced Denver Personal Injury Attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C.
Contact a Denver personal injury attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. if you have been hurt by negligence and you are ready for honest answers regarding your best options for financial recovery. To find out more about how we can help you, call us at (303) 795-5900 or email our firm using the contact form on this page to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. During this meeting, you will receive clear, honest legal advice about your case, your rights and your best options for moving forward.
From our offices conveniently located in Denver, Greenwood Village, and Steamboat Springs, our lawyers provide the highest quality legal services to injured people throughout the Denver metro area, Arapahoe County, Routt County and the state of Colorado.