In our cumulative 60 odd years of practice, we’ve encountered some truly horrific myths touted about personal injury claims. It’s time we bust 3 of the most pervasive ones
The victim can easily acquire a sizeable enough claim by quickly settling without a lawyer
This couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, most often by settling, the victim receives a much smaller compensation than the one they deserve. As one of GTA’s most successful personal injury lawyers, we’re here to fight your case till the end by getting you a compensation that you actually deserve. Our DNA comprises commitment. Not compromise.
The final compensation settlement can be anybody’s guess
In reality, the final claim settlement is not so arbitrary. In fact it primarily depends on 3 crucial factors
1. How competent your legal representation is
2. How strong your case is
3. How reputable your
legal representation is.
It’s unrealistic for a victim to know all their rights:
Listen to us carefully. It is absolutely imperative for a victim to be aware of their rights without blindly trusting their legal representation- no matter the latter’s credentials! Read on below, to understand your rights and how you can fully exercise them.
Your rights as an Injured party and how you should exercise them:
You have the right to a lawyer
As discussed earlier, it is a popular myth (also one that most insurance companies love to propagate) that filing a claim without legal representation in a personal injury case can get you a fair compensation. Please understand that insurance companies have massive PR wings that tend to portray lawyers and claimants as miscreants just out to make a quick buck.
This often discourages the injured party to be tenacious enough to fight on their own till they get the compensation that they actually deserve.
The only winner in this situation is the insurance company who is left with a larger profit after undercutting victims such as you.
We’re here to fix this unscrupulous behavior by giving you experienced legal assistance that you can rely on all the way through to get a fair compensation.
You have the right to remain silent
Most unsuspecting victims accede immediately to the Insurance Company’srequest to provide a recorded statement. They believe or are convinced to believe that providing a recorded statement will help their case. However, more often than not this turns out to be pretty counterproductive.
This is because due to a memory lapse or oversight, the victim may unwittingly miss out an important detail or state a factual inaccuracy regarding the personal injury event. The insurance company is sure to use this error against the victim in the court causing the jury to believe that the claimant is engaging in fraudulent or dishonest behavior, thereby destroying your case.
Hence, it is best to only go on record after discussing the same in detail with your lawyer and after obtaining his/ her consent.