Personal injury claims are often somewhat historic. Although timescales do apply to certain scenarios, the window in which to make a personal injury claim extends into years. The reason behind so many historic claims is misinformation – personal injury claim clients often mistakenly believe that they are not entitled to compensation for reasons that make sense to them, and they do not wish to face the embarrassment of being told they do not have a case. If you think you have a claim, speak to a personal injury lawyer. There are no wrong questions. Only answers. Now let’s take a look at some of the most common personal injury claim myths.
Few cases go to trial
There’s no one size fits all piece of advice on personal injury claims on whether the case will progress to court – all cases are unique. However, the chances are heavily in favour of your case being settled out of court. This should put your mind at rest regarding and worries you may have about appearing in front of a judge.
You won’t be chased by your lawyer all day every day
Some people worry that their case handler will be placing phone calls and sending letters non-stop, in the kind of way that takes over your life and leaves you wondering if it was all worth it. Suffice to say, lawyers are busy, sometimes with caseloads numbering in the hundreds. You will not be pestered.
Thinking you don’t have a claim
This is perhaps the most common cause of people not picking up the phone to contact a personal injury lawyer. The basic principle to remember is that if you have been injured in an accident either in the street or on a property that you do not own, the legality of who is in charge of your safety falls squarely on somebody else’s shoulders (known as liability). Just because you may think the accident could have been avoided if you had been paying more attention, the fact is that you were allowed to be put in a situation where an accident can occur. That is the bottom line.
You failed to gather any evidence
People may tell you that unless you took photos your case may not go through. This is not true. Personal injury solicitors are not new to how these things work. Seek advice to find out how your case can go ahead even if you did not take photographs of the scene of the accident.