If you’re lucky, you’ll go through life without ever being involved in a vehicle accident, much less be injured in one.
But the odds run against lucky souls, since its been shown, most people are involved in an accident about every 18 years. This means if you got your driver’s license when you were 16, you may be involved in four accidents if you live to be 88. At least one of these accidents will involve an injury.
Understandably, you may be susceptible to myths about auto accident injury lawsuits – and there are a lot of myths circulating out there. Allow the most experienced auto attorneys in Las Vegas, Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez, set you straight about the four myths we hear most often:
Myth 1: I have plenty of time to file a personal injury claim after a car accident.
Fact: Time is of the essence. Seeking medical treatment is one of the most important steps you can take – both for your own recovery and to prevent doubts from being cast on the seriousness of your injuries or even where they took place. Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez will also help you move quickly to protect and preserve important evidence and witness accounts. You also must file your case within a certain period of time, otherwise, you lose your right to recovery.
Myth 2: My case must go to trial if I expect to receive a substantial financial settlement.
Fact: While jury verdicts can result in big settlements, they’re not the only conduit to such outcomes. The auto attorneys at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez, have secured significant settlements without going to trial. Sometimes, insurance companies are eager to reduce the cost of litigation, or they don’t want to take chances with a jury verdict. With these motivations and others, they settle out of court. That being said, our firm will never shy away from filing a lawsuit, if it serves our client’s best interest.
Myth 3: It’s pointless to pursue a claim because the police officer at the scene of the accident told me I was at fault and wrote it up that way in the accident report.
Fact: While police officers are usually credible and reliable, sometimes they miss things. Or they may not be privy to information or a technicality that may turn a case in a 360-degree direction. Sometimes, simply a fresh set of eyes from diligent attorneys will expose the other driver was complicit in the accident, too. The point is, a police officer’s stance can pose an obstacle in a lawsuit, but it’s not always an insurmountable one.
Myth 4: Any lawyer can handle a car accident claim.
Fact: Many people make the mistake of assuming a divorce attorney, a corporate attorney or even a legal “friend of the family” can be counted on to navigate personal injury law. While there is something to be said for familiarity, it’s never wise to place the complexities of any legal case in the hands of a novice. Why would you want to take that chance?
Contact GGRM, the Auto Attorneys in Las Vegas
The auto attorneys in Las Vegas with the longest track record, Greenman, Goldberg, Raby and Martinez, have been serving Nevada residents since 1970. Call us at 702-388-4476 for a free consultation — and turn some of the odds in life strongly in your favor.