There are many predetermined opinions and myths about personal injury cases. This may be from an experience heard on the news or a story that a family or friend has shared from being in a car accident. At Rawlins Law of San Diego, we can tell you from experience that no two personal injury cases are the same. We have debunked some of these myths that many believe to be true.

You Can’t File a Claim for a Minor Injury

Even if your injuries in a car accident were minor, the medical bills might become more expensive than you realize. If you have been injured in a car crash, it’s best to talk to a personal injury lawyer right away. At Rawlins Law, consultations are free. You may be entitled to more than you realize from a small injury.

Your Personal Injury Case Will Take a Long Time

The thought of dealing with a long, drawn-out case may turn people away from filing a claim after being injured in an accident. What many people don’t know is that a majority of cases end in a settlement. If the case does go to court, it may take longer, but most cases are quicker than you may assume.

If you want to learn more about the timeline of your case, contact Rawlins Law for a free case evaluation.

You Don’t Need a Lawyer if You Have Insurance

Having insurance is absolutely recommended, but it doesn’t mean you don’t need a lawyer. Even though insurance companies are there to help in your time of need, they may not always have your best interests in mind. If you work with a lawyer, you will most likely have a better chance of reaching a fair settlement.

At Rawlins Law, we know how to negotiate a fair offer. To learn more about how we can fight for you if you or someone you love has been in a car accident, contact us.  To learn more about the importance of having UIM Insurance, read more here.

You Have to Go to Court

Not many people may know this, but most cases settle out of court. In fact, about 98% of cases end in a settlement. If your lawyer helps you reach a fair offer before trial, it may be in everyone’s best interest to negotiate before reaching a time-consuming trial.

Want more information about settlement vs. trial cases? Contact Rawlins Law for a free consultation.

You Can Handle the Claim Yourself

Even if you do have insurance and you decide to handle the case yourself, you may be doing yourself a disservice financially. As previously stated, insurance companies are not always considering your best interests. They are ultimately in the business to make money. In order to ensure you are receiving maximum recovery, you should put your case in the hands of an experienced personal injury attorney.

At Rawlins Law, we know how to negotiate with insurance companies. Don’t try to handle this on your own! The best way to increase your chances of winning your case is by hiring an experienced, trusted lawyer to stand by your side. Firm founder Ashley Rawlins of Rawlins Law in San Diego provides honest, ethical, and compassionate representation, and she will give you clear information on where your case stands and what she needs from you to win it! To schedule a free consultation, please call the Rawlins Firm at 858-257-8778.

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