You Are Too Smart to Fall Victim to Any of These Personal Injury Case Myths
The sad truth is that even the smartest people can fall prey to personal injury case myths. Keep reading to learn about some of those myths, or just contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas directly at 909-982-0707 to find out how we can help you with your case. Call now and request a free consultation.
Myth: Personal Injury Cases Often End Up in Court
False. The truth is that more than 95% of all personal injury cases are handled outside of the courtroom. Why? Because it is beneficial to both parties to do so. If the case can be handled quickly, then you will get your money faster – and you will have fewer court costs. The same is true for the defendant – if the case is handled quickly, then their costs are much lower.
That said, do not mistake this for Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas being afraid of going to court. You can review our settlements and jury verdicts to see our past work.
Myth: If Your Case Goes to Court You Can Expect to Wait Five Years for Resolution
While it is true that some cases will take more than five years to be resolved within the court system, this is the exception rather than the rule. It does generally take around two years for a case to be completed, but this is less than half of the “five-plus” years that are often quoted.
Myth: Your Lawyer Can Promise a Certain Amount of Compensation
Your attorney can review past cases and use their experience to provide ranges that are most likely, but they cannot make any promises. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we can give you a rough estimate based on past cases we have handled. We can talk to you about what will affect the amount of compensation you receive from a jury and what we can expect insurance to settle for.
However, any attorney who makes promises about how much they can recover for you, how quickly they can do so or promises anything else involving a personal injury case is not being honest with you.
Myth: It is a Waste of Money to Work with a Personal Injury Attorney
Study after study shows that people who work with an attorney recover more on average than those who do not. Further, you do not have to pay upfront to work with a personal injury attorney. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we take cases on a contingency basis, which means that our payment comes from your recovery. If we do not win your case, then you do not pay us for your legal costs.
To find out more about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve, contact us at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.