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What Are the Most Common Misconceptions Regarding Personal Injury Cases?

 Posted on March 07, 2023 in Personal Injury

CO accident lawyerIn law, personal injury cases can arise when one person suffers harm or injury due to another person's negligence or intentional actions. These cases can be complex, and there are many misconceptions regarding personal injury cases that can prevent individuals from seeking the compensation they deserve. Today, we will be discussing what some of those misconceptions are. If you have suffered a personal injury, do not hesitate to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Common Misconceptions Associated with Personal Injury Cases

Here are some of the most common misconceptions that many people associate with personal injury cases, including:

  • Personal injury cases are all about getting rich quickly – This is one of the biggest misconceptions about personal injury cases. The truth is that most personal injury cases are about seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses incurred due to the injury. This compensation is intended to help the injured person get back on their feet and cover the costs and hardships related to the injury.
  • Personal injury cases are easy to win – Contrary to popular belief, personal injury cases are not easy to win. The burden of proof is on the injured person to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the other party was negligent or intentionally caused harm.
  • Personal injury cases are only for physical injuries – While personal injury cases typically involve physical injuries, they can also include emotional or psychological harm as well. For example, if a person has PTSD after a car accident, they may be able to seek compensation for their emotional distress.
  • You can handle a personal injury case alone – This is a common misconception that can cost you dearly in the long run. Personal injury cases are complex, and the legal system can be confusing. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the process, negotiate with the insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary.
  • You can wait to file a personal injury claim – In Colorado, for most non-automobile-related cases, the statute of limitations is two years, meaning you have two years to file a lawsuit after sustaining the injury. In cases of automobile accidents, the statute of limitations is three years, beginning immediately after the accident occurs. In cases where the defendant is the state of Colorado, or a county or city, the plaintiff will have 180 days to file a formal claim and two years to file the personal injury lawsuit.

Contact a Fort Collins Personal Injury Attorney

Consider consulting with the astute Larimer County personal injury lawyers with Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. for all your personal injury needs. Call 970-225-2190 for a free consultation.

Source - https://www.forbes.com/advisor/legal/personal-injury/personal-injury-lawsuit/

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