Common Misconceptions about Accident Lawsuits

The process of obtaining compensation in accident lawsuits or personal injury claims is not always as clear as it seems. There are several accident lawsuit misconceptions people seem to have, whether regarding the process of preparing for a lawsuit, the compensation received or the frequency with which accident cases go to trial. The Newark accident attorneys of Kirsch, Gelband and Stone can help clarify many of these misconceptions.

Among the more common accident lawsuit misconceptions, the following are most prevalent:

"I will always get a million dollars if I proceed with an accident lawsuit."
While the job of the accident lawsuit law firm is to get you the best possible settlement for your circumstances, their job is likewise to tell you the facts about lawsuits, and make sure you aware of all the facts about lawsuits. Not every case will be worth a million dollars in compensation, and not every case is a winning case. Although a case may not be worth a large settlement, most cases are settled with a fair amount of compensation awarded. There are also times when a client does not have a strong case, or there are deficiencies in the ability to prove fault or damages. Your lawyer’s job is to be clear with you and in a straightforward way tell you what your honest chances are of success. Anything less would be unfair to you.

"Once I settle my claim, if I have more bills, I can still get further compensation later on."
The facts about lawsuits indicate that once they are over they are over. Once the decision is made, there is no going back and asking for additional compensation.

"I have all the time in the world to hire an accident lawyer."
This line of thinking indicates a misunderstanding of lawsuits and especially of the Newark, New Jersey lawsuit process. First of all, when involved in an accident lawsuit, it is essential to gather as much information as possible right from the start. The sooner you engage an accident attorney in the process the better. Witnesses may start to forget or be harder to locate, injury reports may not be requested, scenes of the accident may change, etc. What’s more, there is a statute of limitations to bring accident lawsuits, with particular deadlines for New Jersey. The sooner you hire an accident lawyer the better.

"In most accident situations, I can do just as well without hiring a lawyer."
The process of getting full compensation for an accident caused by someone else’s negligence can be confusing, difficult and frustrating. This is particularly the case when dealing with insurance companies or other entities whose job is to protect the negligent party and to pay out as little as possible. Engaging the services of an accident lawsuit attorney can greatly enhance the chances of your receiving full compensation and steering clear of the possible pitfalls of going it yourself.

Your Newark Lawsuit Attorneys

The Newark accidents law firm of Kirsch, Gelband and Stone makes sure that you know the truth about Newark, New Jersey lawsuits. They continually keep you fully aware of all steps in the process, and make sure that you know all the facts. They treat you with respect, and answer any and all questions that you may have, and what steps need to be taken. They represent you fairly, tenaciously and successfully.

Call them today at (973) 623-0100 or use the email contact form.

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