Common Misconceptions About Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injuries following serious accidents can leave victims with mounting medical bills at a time when they may be experiencing a loss of income due to their disabilities.

Unfortunately, many people are discouraged from seeking legal representation to file a personal injury lawsuit due to widely held misconceptions about the injury claims process. At Auger & Auger, we believe you deserve to have the facts before you decide how to proceed after an accident.

The best option is to call and schedule a free consultation so your specific case can be evaluated and so an attorney can help you determine what your rights are. You can also review some of the misconceptions below to get a better understanding of how the personal injury claims process works.

Misconception #1: I need to settle my case before receiving medical treatment

You do not have to wait for an injury settlement before receiving medical treatment. In fact, your medical evaluation can reveal the scope and extent of all your injuries, and your medical bills and records can help us make a case for the level of compensation you need now and in the future. If you are concerned about how to pay for medical care before you have received your money from the insurer, many doctors will work with you while your claim is pending. There are also other options to get temporary funding to pay medical bills until your claim is resolved.

Misconception #2: I am guaranteed compensation for losses resulting from a personal injury lawsuit

There are no guarantees that you will receive any or all of the compensation you need and deserve. An experienced attorney can advise you of your rights and help you understand the prospects of winning your personal injury lawsuit. An attorney can also help you negotiate a strong settlement or put together the strongest evidence possible to maximize your chances of being awarded compensation by a jury in a personal injury lawsuit.

Misconception #3: Personal injury litigation is always a long-drawn out court battle

In reality, most personal injury lawsuits are settled out of court through negotiations between all parties involved. It is often in the best interests of each party to settle in good faith rather than resolve it in a courtroom. The experienced legal professionals at Auger & Auger Accident and Injury Lawyers can often get you an out-of-court settlement that provides compensation comparable to the funds you would have received in litigation.

Misconception #4: I do not need a lawyer to represent me for a personal injury case

Although you are not obligated to retain an attorney, personal injury litigation can be extremely tricky and complex. If you say or do the wrong thing, your inexperience can cost you. Let us guide you through the process and help you win the personal injury settlement you deserve in a timely manner.

Misconception #5: I can’t afford to hire a lawyer in a personal injury case

At Auger & Auger, our attorneys represent clients in personal injury lawsuits on a contingent fee basis. You don’t have to pay us legal fees unless you win, and our fees are a portion of the money we recover from the defendant who hurt you. Call any of our three Charlotte offices at 800-559-5741 or contact us via our web form for a free initial consultation to learn more about how we can help and about what your options are for making an injury claim.