Television and movies tend to portray all lawyers as over-priced, money hungry liars, who walk around all day arguing with people. This causes reluctance in seeking out a lawyer—even in times when people really need one—like after an injury. The truth is, we have found that you are more likely to encounter the money-hungry, augmentative types at the insurance companies! And at GBG, this exactly the type of conduct that we spend our days fighting against
So, let’s debunk a few of the most popular myths in injury law:
“I can handle my personal injury claim myself”
You can. You can also do your own taxes, draw up your own trust, sell your own home, or cut your own hair. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should!
Usually, two things will happen when you try to handle your personal injury claim yourself: 1) insurance companies will outright deny your claim and pay you nothing; or, 2) they will pay you a nominal amount to get you to go away. The problem is, this amount usually isn’t enough to cover medical costs, let alone any lost earnings, pain and suffering, or future medical treatment that may be needed.
Remember, insurance companies are for-profit businesses. Their job is to keep as much money in their pocket as possible. To do this they employ the three D’s – Delay, Deny, and Devalue claims. Don’t get caught in their trap.
Personal Injury isn’t just about medical bills and injuries. There are many legal issues that come up during a personal injury claim that you may not even realize or know anything about. At GBG, that’s what we do! We’re here to help guide you through your claim and take the stress away from dealing with the insurance companies and defense lawyers.
“I only have minor injuries, so it’s probably not worth talking to a lawyer”
First of all, if you’re injured, you’re injured! You shouldn’t ever have to walk around in pain—no matter what. The truth is, medical bills add up very fast, even for less catastrophic injuries. Also, even injuries you might consider “minor” can be exacerbated more easily, becoming more painful over time, and sometimes never fully go away.
If you never had to deal with pain before an incident, why deal with it after? Let a lawyer decide if it’s worth it and help guide you through the process.
“Talking to a personal Injury attorney will cost me money, and hiring a personal injury attorney will be even more expensive.”
At GBG, we give complimentary consultations to everyone who consults with our office. We don’t charge a penny to speak to you. Also, there are no retainers or hourly billing. We take all of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t get paid fees unless we recover on your behalf.
Remember, injury attorneys are on the side of their Client. At GBG we do whatever it takes to protect our clients and advocate for what is in their best interest. In injury law, you are up against insurance companies with seemingly bottomless resources, and they use those resources to fight paying fair compensation for injuries.