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Myths about personal injury law

Posted on August 21, 2019 in

You were injured in an accident and want fair compensation, but don’t think you can afford a high-priced personal injury attorney to handle your case. Attorneys have obtained a stereotype as people who only care about money, and while in some cases that’s true, most attorneys, especially most personal injury attorneys, care about your benefit more than their own.

Our Lakewood personal injury attorneys understand that if they focus on your needs and are successful, you’ll boast about their performance, trustworthiness and dedication which will lead to more clients and more business.

Myth number one

The first myth to bust about personal injury attorneys is about their desire for money. Of course, as we all do, attorneys enjoy a fuller bank account, but often, personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis. This means the attorney is only paid if they win the case. The attorney often gets paid around 30% for injuries caused by a motor vehicle accident and 40% for on-the-job injuries.

Myth number two

The second myth is that some people think going to a large firm means they will receive a larger settlement, but this isn’t always the case. This could be true, but it all boils down to the attorney’s knowledge, experience and efforts put toward the case.


A couple other tips are to first do your research to see how cases like yours were handled and the outcomes that were reached. Also, spend time researching attorneys who specialize in the claim you want to pursue and have a face-to-face meeting with them, explaining what happened and the outcome in detail.