Common Myths Surrounding Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney For a Motorcycle Accident

Young,Male,Motor cyclist,Suffering,At,Home,After,Accident If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering if you really need to hire a personal injury attorney or if you can handle settling with the insurance companies yourself. It’s understandable to have some uncertainties about the value legal representation can provide. However, there are some common misconceptions that lead injured victims to try going it alone. Here’s the truth behind some of the most common myths motorcycle accident victims believe when it comes to hiring a lawyer.

You Don’t Need an Attorney if the Accident Was Minor

Even if you walked away from the accident with just a few scratches and bruises, having an attorney can make all the difference in getting the compensation you deserve. Many insurance companies will try to downplay your injuries if they seem minor on the surface. However, some injuries like soft tissue damage or traumatic brain injuries don’t show symptoms right away. An experienced personal injury attorney will know how to prove the true extent of your injuries and how they impact your life. They can also determine all available avenues for compensation, including lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering damages, and more.

You Can’t Afford an Attorney

This is one of the biggest misconceptions about hiring a personal injury lawyer after a motorcycle accident. Most reputable personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay nothing upfront or out of pocket. The attorney only gets paid if they secure a settlement for you. And their fee comes out of that settlement amount, not as an additional charge to you. Having an attorney drastically improves your chances of getting the maximum compensation you deserve. So don’t let worries about legal fees stop you from getting the legal advocacy you need.

You Have to Go to Court

While television and movies might make you think every personal injury case goes to court, the reality is over 90% of these cases settle out of court. An experienced attorney will handle negotiations with insurance companies to fight for the compensation you deserve. They build strong legal arguments for your case and demonstrate a willingness to go to trial if needed to secure a fair settlement. This motivates insurance carriers to offer a reasonable amount to avoid a costly trial. Putting an attorney on your side early allows them to advocate for you so your focus can remain on healing from your injuries.

Brown & Brown is Here For You

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash, don’t let these common myths deter you from seeking legal representation from Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law in St. Louis, Missouri. Call 314-333-3333 today for a free consultation – our attorneys are here to support you.

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