5 Costly Mistakes to Avoid in Your Personal Injury Case
1. “I can settle my case without a lawyer.”
While this is true, the insurance company will settle with you to repair your car and pay a portion of your medical bills. However, you are entitled to a recovery of the full cost of medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Remember that insurance companies are looking out for their own interest and not yours. Speaking to an experienced attorney will allow you to maximize your recovery and remove the stress of dealing with the insurance companies so you can focus on healing.
2. “An attorney requires a down payment to accept my case.”
Here at Petro Accident and Injury Attorneys, we handle all cases on what’s called a contingency basis. This means that if we don’t collect any money from the insurance company, you don’t pay us any money! You don’t pay any fees until your case is settled and you recover money for your injuries.
3. “To get what my case is worth, I will have to go to court.”
Most of the time, cases are settled before going to court! When the insurance company realizes that you and your attorney are ready to go to court, they begin making reasonable offers. If the first offer isn’t good enough, we make a counteroffer. We can negotiate until both sides agree on the amount. If the case does have to go to trial, our attorneys are ready to see it through!
4. “I can settle my claim and still get more money in the future if I have additional medical bills.”
This part is not true. Once your claim is settled, it’s over. There will be no additional opportunities to recover money for damages, injuries, pain and suffering, no matter what.
5. “I only have a year to file my lawsuit.”
In the state of Alabama, you have 2years to file a personal injury suit. However, you must know your rights and the proper time frames for action, otherwise, you will lose them. Call us today at 256-533-5000 and we will help you determine WHAT to do and WHEN to do it so you don’t lose your rights!
Personal injury cases can be tough. We at Petro Accident and Injury Attorneys want to do everything we can to make this process easier. Click here to schedule a free consultation, or call us today at 256-533-5000!