Personal Injury Myths

Our attorneys at The Lions Injury Lawyers are ready and eager to discuss your case. Unfortunately, the story we often hear is that clients were initially reluctant to call an attorney because of myths they had heard about personal injury attorneys. Let's take a moment to clear up the most popular personal injury myths: 

Writing a letter or making a friendly phone call to the insurance party will result in a positive settlement in my case.

  • Insurance agencies are designed to pay you as little as possible. A lawyer ins't just a luxury, it is essential when you are dealing with an insurance company that is trying to pay as little money as possible to resolve your claim. Insurance companies will twist and turn facts so they wont' have to pay as much. The insurance companies are protecting their company's interest, not yours.

  • If you do reach a settlement without the help of an attorney, it won't be as much as what the injury lawyers at The Lions Injury Lawyers, P.C. can get you.

You must provide a written statement to your insurance company after an accident. 

  • Myth! We strongly encourage speaking to a lawyer before making an official statements to your insurance company. Its is not required to provide a statement. Let one of our attorneys at The Lions handle all negotiations with your insurance company.  

The person who hit me will have to pay (and I don't want to make him pay).

  • That is almost never the case. The at-fault party's insurance will be responsible for paying. Even when their insured is clearly at fault, it's often a fight to recover appropriate compensation to cover your medical expenses and pain and suffering, which is why an injury lawyer is critical.
  •  If the at-fault party does not have insurance, your insurance company will be paying for the damages. This is where an injury lawyer comes in as well, because it's almost always a tough fight to receive appropriate compensation from your own insurance company (UIM insurance claim). 

Your lawyer will send you to a specific doctor

  • You can see whatever doctor or medical provider you would like. If you are in the area and need suggestions or referrals, one of our staff members at The Lions Injury Lawyers can point you in the right direction. It is important that you receive the medical care you require. We see many clients who do not seek appropriate medical treatment because they are afraid they will be unable to pay the medical bills. The team at The Lions Injury Lawyers, P.C., will be able to help guide you through this confusing and scary process so you're able to get the healthcare you require.