As the new year begins, many embark on a journey of self-improvement and positive change. In the spirit of renewal, we wanted to take this opportunity to dispel some misinformation surrounding personal injury law this new year.
“Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer can be expensive.”
One prevalent misconception is that “Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer can be expensive.” While this concern is understandable, it is misplaced in personal injury law practice. In personal injury law, most attorneys are paid on a contingency fee basis, meaning that they are compensated solely upon successfully resolving your case, with no hourly charges or substantial retainers involved. Instead, their payment is a percentage of the settled amount. This approach allows individuals from diverse backgrounds and various income levels to pursue justice without incurring upfront legal costs.
“People with insurance don’t need a Personal Injury lawyer.”
Having insurance coverage doesn’t negate the need for legal assistance. Insurance companies may deny or offer minimal settlements as for-profit businesses. Personal injury lawyers are familiar with navigating these cases and ensuring that your interests precede the insurance company’s agenda.
“I can wait to file my case.”
A third misconception is the belief that “I can wait to file my case.” Contrary to this belief, time is of the essence. In South Carolina, there’s a 3-year statute of limitations for personal injury claims, starting from the moment the accident occurs. Prompt action is crucial, allowing for the collection of essential information and timely engagement with a personal injury attorney. Delaying this process jeopardizes the prospect of obtaining the compensation and justice you rightfully deserve.
As everyone aspires to start the new year on the right path, we think there’s no better way to begin our year than by dispelling misinformation about personal injury cases. For further inquiries or assistance with your case, contact our team at Morris Law today!