- The party cited with a traffic violation is 100% liable for all injuries and must pay out of pocket.
Though you may feel very upset with someone who has caused you injury and would wish this upon them, it is usually the insurance who will pay. It is highly unlikely that the individual at fault will pay out anything. You could sue the individual but most people don’t have enough money worth suing for.
- Personal injury lawyers are “ambulance chasers.”
This is exactly what big insurance companies want you to believe. In fact, insurance companies spend millions of dollars convincing the public that it is not worth your time and energy to hire an attorney. This is not only untruthful but undermines our justice system which protects the right of those who have been injured. The truth is a personal injury attorney can only help you. Good attorneys attract their clients by having a successful past with good representation.
- Filing a lawsuit is frivolous.
The media and insurance companies would like the public to believe that attorneys will sue over anything and everything. This is not only a huge myth but it also doesn’t make sense. Why would an attorney fight for a claim unless they thought they would be able to win? They would only be losing money in time, labor, and court fees. At Parke Gordon, you pay nothing until we win.
- Your case has ended once you receive a reward or settlement.
If your case is more complex it may not be over even after you reach a settlement. Additional protection may be needed for the long term such as financial experts, Medicare specialists or estate planning attorneys.
- My injuries were minor so I don’t need to hire a personal injury attorney.
Many people feel they don’t need to file lawsuit because their injuries were only minor. Insurance companies will often try to dismiss minor injuries and not give you the compensation you deserve. This is precisely the reason you need to hire Parke Gordon to fight against big insurance companies.
- You can receive three times more money for pain and suffering over medical bills.
How your injury affects your way of life and your future is considered when negotiating the dollar amount you will receive for personal injury. If you went to the hospital after a car accident but feel better in a few days, you may only receive cost for medical bills. It all depends on the facts.
- Hiring a personal injury attorney is costly.
This is a huge myth usually used by insurance companies to keep their payout down. At Parke Gordon, you pay nothing until we win your case.
You Pay Nothing Until We Win Your Case