Just when you feel safe and sound, another driver comes out of nowhere and causes you to be in the middle of an accident that leaves you shaken, injured, and with a damaged vehicle. Even though the insurance company tries to fight against you all the way when you submit a claim, you choose to skip out on contacting an attorney. This is likely due to some common misconceptions associated with car accident attorneys that are not true at all. Here are a few of the most common misconceptions and the truths that will shatter them.
Misconception: Car accident attorneys are always looking to make money from your injuries.
Fact: It is true that just about any attorney is on the lookout for new cases, but this is not necessarily because of the money. The best attorneys get into law because they enjoy the task of helping others and finding justice. It is not about making money off of your injuries after an accident, but helping you get the money you deserve and getting rewarded when they do with a portion of your settlement. Keep in mind that in the event you do not win a case, your attorney will see no payment in most cases.
Misconception: When you do file a claim, you will likely not even speak to the lawyer.
Fact: In the beginning phases of filing a claim after any personal injury, you will likely meet with the attorney. This is the only way to know for certain that a lawyer can take on your case. However, after the initial meetings, you may communicate with a legal representative from the law firm. This is mainly due to the fact that attorneys spend a great deal of their time in mediation, trials, and hearings with their clients. Just know that when important dates do roll around, you will be in direct communication with your chosen attorney.
Misconception: Car accident attorneys will take up a lot of your time by sending you to doctor's visits.
Fact: When attorneys represent so many cases, it is only natural that they would become familiar with some of the most prestigious and thorough medical professionals. Because of this fact, you may very well be sent to a doctor or two after your claim. However, this is only to ensure you get the best medical evaluations, which will help you in your claim to get what you deserve for your injuries.
They may be commonly referred to as ambulance chasers, but the real truth is car accident attorneys are highly trained, professional individuals who are always on the lookout for people who need their help. If you have been injured in an automobile accident, do not hesitate to contact Marquard & Associates or another local attorney who will be on your side until you get what you deserve.Share