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Personal Injury Myths

November 29, 2018

At Saint & Watzke, PLLP, our team of legal professionals are dedicated to helping clients with their personal injury cases. We have years of experience and we have handled a wide variety of cases. Below, we debunk some of the common myths you might have heard about personal injury lawsuits.

MYTH #1: YOU HAVE TO PAY A RETAINER FEE UPFRONT

Most personal injury lawyers don’t ask for any money up front to take on your case. Personal injury attorneys often arrange a contingency fee, which means the attorney is only paid if they are able to recover compensation for you.

MYTH #2: LAWYERS KNOW THE EXACT AMOUNT I WILL RECEIVE

Every personal injury case is different, and no attorney can guarantee you the exact amount of financial compensation you will receive. Numerous factors can affect your case or settlement negotiations, making it impossible for an attorney to know how much you will be paid when they first review the details of your case.

MYTH #3: YOU MUST GO TO COURT TO SETTLE YOUR CASE

Most people assume that they will have to spend a significant amount of their time in court for their personal injury lawsuit. However, only about 2% of civil suits are required to go all the way to trial, most are settled without ever seeing a judge or jury. Alternatives to a trial include settlement discussions and mediation.

MYTH #4: THERE ARE NO TIME LIMITS FOR PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS

Don’t think that you have an unlimited amount of time to file your personal injury claim. The time limit for filing a lawsuit is called the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations varies from state to state, which is why you should consult with an experienced lawyer if you have sustained a serious injury.

CONTACT AN INJURY ATTORNEY

Have you suffered an injury that was caused by another person’s negligence? If so, you should immediately speak to our attorneys about your legal options. We can review your case and build a strong legal strategy that will allow you to pursue maximum compensation. Our law firm is here to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call (918) 721-0998 to request a free consultation with our personal injury lawyers in Sapulpa.