After an accident, any injury experienced can feel frightening and painful. These injuries can be especially frustrating if they were caused by someone else’s negligence/recklessness. If you’ve been injured in a New Mexico accident, consult with our top Albuquerque personal injury lawyers at Lerner and Rowe® Injury Attorneys. When we work on your personal injury case, you can rest assured that our legal team is fighting for your rights. Getting started with an injury claim is also simple; we offer a free evaluation of your case, over the phone, online, or in person.
So, what may cause some people, like yourself, to hesitate from contacting an attorney when legal help is necessary? Here are six personal injury lawyer myths that may be stopping you from making that call and receiving the compensation you deserve.
It Will Cost Me a lot of Money to Get My Case Evaluated and Hire a Lawyer.
False. When you reach out to the Albuquerque personal injury lawyers at Lerner and Rowe, your initial consultation is completely free. Then, if one of our experienced personal injury lawyers accepts your case and represents you, there’s no fee unless you win. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by taking advantage of an initial consultation and seeking experienced legal representation.
My Insurance (or the Guilty Party’s Insurance) Cover My Costs. I Don’t Need to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit.
False. Insurance companies operate on a profit model. It’s true that your insurance company and/or the guilty party’s insurance company will probably pay you something. However, their goal is to get away with paying you the lowest amount possible. If you have experienced legal representation, you can be sure that he or she will get you the fairest settlement or jury award possible.
If I Sue, I Will Ruin the Guilty Party Financially.
False, in most cases. You may be worried that the guilty party or parties will be unduly burdened with financial hardship because of the accident. Will they have to pay out of pocket for the compensation you receive?
This only rarely happens. Instead, it’s usually the case that your personal injury lawyers will sue the guilty party’s insurance company for compensation, not the guilty party personally. In most cases, the guilty party will pay little to no compensation themselves.
My Injuries are Minor. Even So, It’s Worth it to See a Lawyer for an Initial Consultation.
True, in some cases. For example, if your injuries are minor enough that you don’t need to go see a doctor to get them treated and they heal within a couple of days on their own, you probably won’t qualify for representation.
However, injuries are funny things. What may seem minor in the beginning may turn out to be serious. Furthermore, medical bills pile up fast. If you did need medical attention for your injuries, consult with Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys as soon as possible to see if you have a personal injury case.
I Can File a Personal Injury Lawsuit Anytime I Want.
False. In New Mexico, the statute for personal injury claims is generally three years. While that seems like a long time, it is important to keep in mind that the fresher the evidence for your case, the better the outcome. Ask for a free consultation as soon as you know your injuries are severe enough to warrant medical attention.
Take Years to Resolve My Case.
False. While some people think that the courts are bogged down with personal injury cases, the number of cases filed has actually declined in recent years. Furthermore, only a small percentage of cases filed in civil court are personal injury cases. You will almost certainly see your case resolved quickly. The process will be even quicker if your lawyer achieves a fair settlement out of court.
Can I Contact Albuquerque Personal Injury Lawyers Now?
Yes! We know you’re hurting, and we’re here to help. Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys will work with you to get you the settlement or jury award you need that you can simply move on with your life. Give us a call at 844-977-1900 any time. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but we are available 24/7 to take your call. Or, chat with us via LiveChat now!
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