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Misconceptions About Personal Injury Claims


There is a lot of uncertainty in the aftermath of a personal injury especially when dealing with unexpected injuries. Additionally, personal injury claims can be complicated. This is heightened by the fact that personal injury law is widely misunderstood. Therefore, today we are attempting to clarify some common misconceptions about personal injury claims.

Minor Injuries Don’t Matter.

Over the years, we have encountered many clients who initially tried to downplay the severity of their injuries or did not recognize them at first due to the adrenaline from the accident. After all, if there are no obvious injuries such as broken bones, cuts or lacerations, an accident victim may not see the need for an ambulance ride after the incident or onsite emergency care. However, in many cases the true impact of an accident becomes more obvious in the hours and days following an accident, and it is always a good idea to visit a doctor as soon as possible. Insurance companies may try to dismiss you because your injury seems minor, but a personal injury lawyer can help you get the medical treatment you need. Additionally, compensation may be available for injuries that you perceive as “minor”.

I Don’t Have Legal Options Because My Vehicle Was the Only One Involved.

Even if you have been injured in an accident where your car was the only one involved, you may still have legal options for compensation for your injuries. This is because Florida is a no-fault insurance state, meaning you may be able to recover from your own insurance company. However, this does not mean that the insurance company will voluntarily offer what your claim is worth. At the end of the day, the insurance company exists to maintain a business and its primary goal is therefore to make money off of you. An insurance company will try to get away with paying you the least amount possible after an accident. In contrast, your personal injury lawyer can help make sure that you get all the money you are entitled to by putting your best interests ahead of the interests of an insurance company.

Personal Injury Attorneys Are Just Looking to Make Money.

One of the biggest misconceptions is that attorneys who represent accident victims are just looking to make money off of someone else’s misfortune by filing frivolous lawsuits. However, many personal injury attorneys are genuinely dedicated to helping people hold negligent parties responsible because this helps make our respective communities better places. As the attorneys at the Pendas Law Firm, we have dedicated our careers to helping personal injury victims. We have spent significant time trying and researching personal injury claims over the years in order to ensure that we can support the clients we are dedicated to helping. Hiring a professional personal injury attorney is one of the smartest things you can do after being injured in an accident.

Allow Us to Help Make Things Clear.

There are a lot of misconceptions about pursuing a personal injury claim. The best way to obtain clarity about your individual circumstances is to obtain the help of an experienced legal team like the Miami personal injury attorneys at the Pendas Law Firm. Reach out to us for help today to begin discussing your injuries and securing your future.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Orlando, Jacksonville, Ocala, Bradenton, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa and Daytona Beach areas.


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