Believing Any of These Car Accident Misconceptions Can Be a Serious Issue
At some point throughout their life, the majority of people will be in a car accident. A person is not necessarily free from incorrect notions just because they have been in an accident, regardless of how terrible or minor it was. Many of our clients have been found to believe these four fallacies at the Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas. Contact us at 909-982-0707 if you have been in an accident and require a free legal consultation.
Misconception 1: there is no need to contact the police
You should notify the police unless the accident was very minor, there was no damage, and no one was hurt. They will submit a report that could be crucial to your personal injury case’s success. Do not presume that everyone will be truthful. A policeman should be there to record the details and issue a citation. Keep in mind that the insurance companies and courts will decide who is at fault, not the police.
Misconception 2: your insurance provider will handle everything
You might believe that your insurance provider will be on your side if you are interacting with them directly. They actually want to give out as little money as possible. You should exercise extra caution if you are interacting with someone else’s insurance provider.
Before choosing whether to accept a settlement offer if you receive one, you should always consult a personal injury lawyer. The insurance company is banking on you to accept the settlement since they are aware that the majority of people who have been harmed want to get compensated as soon as possible.
However, it might not compensate for important losses like lost pay, suffering, future accident-related medical expenses, and rehab expenses. When you engage with a lawyer, we will make sure that all damages are taken into account.
Misconception 3: you have no choices if you discover an injury months later
It varies. Yes, it is true that you would not be able to bring a personal injury claim if you accepted a settlement. However, your lawyer might be able to demonstrate that your injury is connected to the accident if you have not taken a settlement yet and the statute of limitations has not passed. The statute of limitations is typically two years.
You do not need legal counsel
Although it is not necessary, it is in your best interest to retain legal counsel. We start off with a free, private consultation at the Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas. We will take your case on a contingency basis if we determine that you have a strong claim. This ensures that you will not have to pay us anything until your case is successful. You owe us nothing in the event that we lose.
Call us right away at 909-982-0707 if you think you might have a case.