Personal injury claims are an essential legal solution for those injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, yet there are many misconceptions and myths surrounding them. This blog post seeks to disprove some common myths regarding personal injury claims and provide greater clarity regarding this process.

Myth 1: Personal injury claims are frivolous lawsuits.

One common misperception about personal injury claims is that they are filed solely to leverage the legal system financially. In reality, personal injury lawsuits are valid legal actions. Through personal injury claims, victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering caused by an incident.

Myth 2: Personal injury claims are a quick path to wealth.

Another prevalent misperception about personal injury claims is that they offer quick and easy ways to secure substantial financial settlements. Unfortunately, the outcome of any personal injury suit depends on various factors including injury severity, liability issues and strength of evidence presented. Personal injury litigation cases often require extensive investigation as well as expert testimony and legal representation in order to prove negligence and establish damages.

Myth 4: Personal injury claims always go to court.

Most personal injury claims are settled out-of-court through negotiations and agreements among both parties involved, often assisted by legal representatives. When negotiations fail to result in a fair agreement, litigation may become necessary – in such instances legal advice must always be sought. A lawyer will evaluate any settlement offers to ensure they adequately compensate victims for injuries suffered and losses sustained.

Myth 5: Only severe injuries warrant personal injury claims.

Recklessness often results in severe or catastrophic injuries; however, personal injury claims can also apply in cases involving soft tissue injuries, fractures, psychological trauma, and damages from accidents caused by negligence. A key element in establishing whether an injury claim should be pursued against another party is whether they were caused due to another’s negligence.