Whenever the topic of personal injury lawsuits arises, everyone seems to have an opinion. Many of these opinions are negative based on numerous misconceptions and myths that paint New York, personal injury lawyers, in a bad light. However, on closer examination, these inaccuracies are not difficult to debunk once and for all.
Victims in Personal Injury Lawsuits Only File Frivolous Claims
People often believe people someone filing a personal injury lawsuit are only doing so for easy money, and they weren’t actually injured. However, our firm has criteria to determine the cases we take. Further, many people don’t realize the wide array of injuries that may entitle victims to compensation. They also don’t understand that even minor injuries can rack up massive medical bills or drastically affect a victim’s quality of life.
You Must Go to Trial to Receive Compensation
In reality, most personal injury lawsuits do not make it all the way to trial. Parties involved usually settle out of court instead of being decided by a jury. Trials take more time and are more expensive than reaching a settlement.
Personal Injury Lawsuits Take Years to Settle
Many personal injury lawsuits can settle in under a year unless there are disputes over liability, or the injuries are complex and require a long time to determine the full scope of a victim’s damages. The process leading up to trial takes up the most time, but this only occurs if a settlement can’t be reached.
Every Victim Will Receive Compensation for Their Personal Injury Claims
Not everyone who files a personal injury lawsuit will prevail and receive a settlement or an award of damages. Victims who have weak evidence, whose claims are inconclusive, or who do things that damage their claim’s strength may fail in their attempt to receive compensation.
Contact a Long Island Personal Injury Attorney
Unless you’ve been part of a personal injury claim before, it’s understandable you may not know what really happens in these cases. To learn more about the process and understand whether you may have a claim for compensation, contact the experienced Long Island personal injury attorneys at the Falkowitz Law Firm, PLLC, without delay. Contact us 24/7 at (844)-385-4279 or by completing our online Contact Page to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Let us use our knowledge and resources to evaluate your unique situation and get started today.
Gary P. Falkowitz is the Managing Partner and Founding Attorney of the Falkowitz Law Firm PLLC‚ one of the premiere personal injury law firms in New York. Gary received his J.D., in 2005 from St. John’s University School of Law and served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.