Personal injury law is a complicated legal area with many subspecialties. Personal injury law covers everything from car crashes to slip and fall accidents, bringing victims justice in these harrowing cases. If you sustained injuries because of someone else’s reckless behavior, you will find an ally who will fight for the compensation you deserve at The Gil Law Firm in Dothan, AL.
Because personal injury law is such a broad practice area, there are several common misconceptions about filing a claim. Here are just three of them:
- There Is A Large Sum Of Money At Stake: Winning a personal injury case is not like winning the lottery. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, just 4% of plaintiffs win $1,000,000 or more, and in 2005 the median settlement was less than $30,000. In general, contract cases result in higher settlements than tort cases.
- Medical Malpractice Cases Are Common: Although anyone can suffer the consequences of medical malpractice, it is not as common an issue as most people believe it is. In fact, according to the Civil Justice Resource Group, less than 1% of hospital patients receive substandard care from a negligent healthcare professional.
- Hiring A Lawyer Is Not Necessary: Although it is entirely possible to pursue compensation for serious injuries without consulting an attorney, there are several benefits of hiring a lawyer to help. For example, an experienced personal injury attorney will know how to negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and will not be intimidated by the big players.
If you sustained serious injuries in an accident that was not your fault, turn to Rafael Gil III from The Gil Law Firm in Dothan, AL. Visit his website to learn more about his practice areas, including bankruptcy and Social Security disability, and call (334) 673-0100 to schedule an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney today.