Misconceptions of Personal Injury Victims & Their Lawyers
An auto accident can happen to anyone who travels on South Carolina roadways or across the nation. If an accident can happen to any of us, then unfortunately, so can an injury. The stereotype that personal injury lawyers are "ambulance chasers" and their clients just looking for a quick dollar, is a misperception that was created by the insurance industry. They make billions of dollars each year in profits and use millions of dollars to spread the propaganda that has unfortunately stopped legitimately injured accident victims from obtaining the compensation they deserve. If you have been injured in an accident, you should not be concerned that you might be labeled as a stereotype if you file a claim with the insurance company of the person who hit you.
If you are hurt in a car accident, the very first thing you should do is seek medical treatment. There are several additional steps you should immediately take after an accident, which are listed in the report I have linked here. If you have a serious injury, you should not wait to contact a personal injury attorney in hopes that the insurance company will treat you fairly, or for fear that you may be labeled in the ranks of an "ambulance chaser." Most legitimate trial lawyers file a lawsuit as a last resort, when all other efforts to resolve the client’s clearly meritorious claim have been exhausted.
Tips on Deciding Whether or Not You Should Contact An Attorney for Your Accident Case... Hint, not all injury cases need a lawyer.