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A Tallahassee Personal Injury Lawyer Addresses Injuries: Expectation vs. Reality

» Written by // December 4, 2020 // ,


Our legal team has handled many personal injury cases, and our experience has taught us that many people’s expectations regarding their injuries are not in line with reality. Therefore, our Tallahassee personal injury lawyer addresses some of the most common misconceptions we have seen below. 

Insurance Companies and Injuries in Tallahassee Car Accidents

Expectation: My insurance company is on my side and will willingly pay me what my injuries and damages are worth.

Reality: Unfortunately, your insurance company is not on your side or eager to pay you what you deserve for your accident-related injuries. As a matter of fact, it is the insurance companies’ job to minimize how much they have to pay you. Unlike you, personal injury cases are their business, and they know all the tricks of the trade. They will try to low-ball you with a settlement offer that is seldom worth what you should be able to recover. This is why retaining a Tallahassee personal injury lawyer is a must. 

The Cost of a Tallahassee Personal Injury Lawyer

Expectation: Even if I need help with my claim for the injuries I received in my accident, I could never afford an attorney.

Reality: The potential cost of a Tallahassee personal injury lawyer should never stop you from getting legal help. This is because most of them will not charge you anything upfront. Instead, when you become their client, you agree that when you are paid, and only if you are paid, they will get a certain percentage of what you receive. This is called a contingency fee and means the lawyer is taking all the risk. If your case fails to bring you money either through a settlement or through trial, you owe your attorney nothing. 

To keep from paying you what your case is worth, there are several arguments that insurance companies like to make. They include:

  • The accident in which you sustained your injury was at least partly your fault.
  • The police report fails to state that you were in any pain following the accident.
  • Your injuries are not severe enough to cause any long-term repercussions. And even if they are, the insurance company will argue, you lack sufficient proof.
  • The physician you are using is not qualified to access your injuries, and the insurance company will claim that you need to be examined by one of their doctors.
  • You did not mention all your symptoms to the ER doctor.

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Tallahassee Personal Injury Lawyer

It is always in your best interest to have a knowledgeable advocate on your side when you’ve suffered an injury in an accident. An experienced Tallahassee personal injury lawyer can help you recover for the damages you have sustained and give you peace of mind. Contact our firm today to assist you through the process so that you can focus on healing. Contact us online or call us at 1-888-549-7011 today to schedule your free initial consultation.


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