Mythical Aspects of Imagined Personal Injury Lawsuits

Sometimes an adult that has a verifiable personal injury lawsuit dreams-up a mythical reason for refusing the hire a lawyer. This writer has witnessed what can happen when an adult gives-in to that myth-fueled reasoning. So, this writer knows what can happen if someone believes that lawyers try to get rich by accepting frivolous cases.

That is just one of a long list of myths that have swayed the decision of various men and women, those that were the victims of some type of accident. Lawyers do not waste their time on frivolous cases. By the same token, lawyers’ behavior casts doubt on the veracity of 8 other myths.

First of 8 mythical beliefs

A prospective client must make an upfront payment to the chosen personal injury lawyer. This is not true. An attorney takes a case if he or she feels that the same attorney’s skills and experience can be used to win that particular case.

Second of 8 such beliefs

An Injury Lawyer in Cambridge can sense what a case is worth. An attorney’s focus remains on the facts, and the extent to which those facts can be used to win a possible case. That focus does not direct the attorney’s attention to any prospective case’s possible worth.

Third belief with mythical overtones

The client will be expected to appear at a court trial. Few clients see their claims settled in a courtroom. Normally, negotiations lead to a pre-trial settlement.

Fourth example of mythical reasoning

Any lawyer that I hire will handle just one single case. In Ontario, a single lawyer might get asked to frame an argument against the party responsible for a given injury, then against the accident insurance company, and finally against the long term disability insurance company.

5th myth

Victims can take as long as they want to file a claim. In reality, an injured victim must file a claim within a 2-year period, following the accident.

6th myth

I can go after a fair compensation without seeking a lawyer’s assistance. Lawyers’ skills include that of knowing how to resist the pressure from an insurance company, when it hopes to convince the client that he or she should accept an early settlement offer.

7th of eight myths

It usually takes years to obtain any form of compensation. In reality, most cases get settled in a much shorter amount of time.

8th and last of listing (of myths)

I should not expect compensation for emotional or psychological issues. The Canadian legal system recognizes the chance that any one victim might have to deal with emotional and psychological issues, in addition to any physical problems. Hence, it allows a plaintiff to claim the emergence of emotional or psychological problems.