The Biggest Myths about Personal Injury Lawsuits

May 10th, 2021

What do you think you know about personal injury lawsuits? You may be surprised to learn some “facts” aren’t true. Our mission is to help Louisianans who’ve been injured through no fault of their own get compensation, and that means making sure they won’t hesitate to call a lawyer when they need to. So make sure to get the scoop on these personal injury myths before you settle with your insurance company. 

Let’s Break Down Common Personal Injury Myths

Myth #1: Courts are clogged with lawsuits

There’s no personal injury-induced bottleneck in our courts. The truth is that most personal injury claims are settled without ever proceeding to a courtroom.

Myth #2: You can handle an injury claim yourself

If you’ve suffered serious injuries and the damages you’ve experienced are significant, you stand a much better chance of getting the compensation you truly deserve by working with an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Myth #3: You can’t sue your own insurance company

In many cases, it’s a policyholder’s own insurance company that is denying them the compensation they’re entitled to. You have every right to push back and take legal action against your insurer.

Myth #4: Most lawsuits are frivolous

This is one of the most persistent myths about personal injury claims, and it’s a favorite of insurance companies. We can tell you from experience that most people who file personal injury lawsuits only do so because they’ve been denied what they’re legally entitled to—the compensation they deserve.

Myth #5: You can’t afford to hire an injury attorney

Many personal injury lawyers, including those at Dudley DeBosier, work on a contingency fee basis. That means your attorney only gets paid if they win you compensation. In many cases, injured people stand to lose more by not hiring a lawyer.

Myth #6: Any lawyer can handle any lawsuit

Personal injury law is a specialty. You wouldn’t want your tax attorney or divorce lawyer handling an injury claim. If you’re thinking about filing a personal injury claim, contact an experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyer.

Myth #7: Lawsuits just punish other people

The party named as the defendant in a lawsuit (the person who is technically being sued) is rarely the part who ends up paying the damages of the injured person. The insurance company is very likely the party who owes you compensation, even if they’re not named as a defendant.

Why These Myths Won’t Die

For decades, insurance companies have spread myths about personal injury claims. They want to paint people who file injury claims as greedy, when the reality is that insurance companies only care about their profits.

Sadly, many of the myths listed above have become accepted by the public. You need to know the truth about personal injury claims: they’re a much-needed tool used by injured people who have been denied what they’re entitled to by law.

Personal injury claims aren’t about cash grabs. They’re about fairness. At Dudley DeBosier, we’re incredibly proud of the work we do for our clients, and we promise not to stop fighting the good fight.

After an Injury, Call Dudley DeBosier  

If you are injured through no fault of your own, don’t believe the myths you’ve heard about personal injury lawsuits. You deserve compensation for your pain and suffering, and we want to help you get it. Contact our team today for a free consultation.