Some common myths about personal injury cases can lead injury victims to believe they are not entitled to compensation—or that they are entitled to less than they really deserve. A number of these myths are dispelled below by the knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Jessie A. Jeffers, PA.

I have an indefinite amount of time in which to bring forth my personal injury case.

The truth is, there is a statute of limitations for every type of injury in the state. If you bring your case to our personal injury lawyers in Raleigh, North Carolina after expiration of the specified time period, there may be little we can do to pursue your claim. When in doubt, always seek legal guidance for the harm caused to you as soon as possible.

All personal injury cases involve lengthy and stressful trials.

Not necessarily. Many cases can be settled out of court, but it depends on a number of factors. For instance, are you expecting to be awarded punitive damages? Such financial recovery can only be awarded by a jury. On the other hand, out-of-court non-jury settlements can often be worked out to provide reimbursement for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A major factor in the handling of your case is the question of how open the defendants are to negotiating, and how skilled your personal injury law firm is in seeking the appropriate settlement.

I should just take the first offer made by my insurance company, or the insurance company of the defendant.

This is one of the biggest and most dangerous myths personal injury lawyers encounter. The first offers made by insurance companies are rarely their last—or their best—offer. Whenever possible, speak to an attorney before accepting any settlement from defendants or their representatives.

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