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Beyond the Hype: Clearing Up Misconceptions About Commercial Personal Injury Cases

Posted by Kaitlin Nares | Sep 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

Commercial personal injury cases often involve severe injuries and significant damages, creating a distinct legal landscape that differs from conventional personal injury claims. However, misconceptions and myths can cloud the understanding of these complex cases.  From the specialized nature of catastrophic injury cases to the role of insurance companies and the timelines for pursuing legal action, we'll separate fact from fiction. By dispelling these myths, we aim to help individuals involved in commercial personal injury cases make informed decisions and seek the necessary legal support to protect their rights and pursue fair compensation.

Myth 1: Catastrophic injury cases are just like any other personal injury case.

Reality: Catastrophic injury cases involve severe and life-altering injuries, which require a specialized approach. These cases often involve complex medical issues, long-term care needs, and substantial damages. They require experienced attorneys with a deep understanding of the unique challenges and complexities involved.

Myth 2: All catastrophic injury cases go to trial.

Reality: While some catastrophic injury cases do proceed to trial, the majority are resolved through negotiation and settlement. Going to trial can be a lengthy and costly process, so parties often prefer to reach a fair settlement that provides the necessary compensation for the injured individual and their ongoing needs.

Myth 3: I can only recover my medical bills.

Reality: Catastrophic injuries extend beyond physical injuries and can include severe emotional trauma, psychological disorders, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and severe burns. These injuries can have a profound impact on the victim's quality of life and require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation, and long-term care. Long-term permanent injuries are experienced for the remainder of someone's life.

Myth 4: The responsible party's insurance will cover all expenses adequately.

Reality: Insurance companies aim to minimize their payouts and may undervalue the true extent of damages in catastrophic injury cases. The compensation needed for long-term medical care, rehabilitation, loss of income, and pain and suffering may far exceed the initial settlement offers. It is crucial to work with experienced attorneys who can negotiate on behalf of the injured individual to ensure fair and just compensation.

Remember, each catastrophic injury case is unique, and it is crucial to consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in this area of law. They can provide accurate guidance and help dispel any myths or misconceptions surrounding these complex cases.

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Kaitlin Nares

Kaitlin Nares is a partner and founder of Hagen Nares PLLC. Kaitlin is known for her compassion, professionalism, and clear communication. Kaitlin co-founded Hagen Nares PLLC as the culmination of her passion for the law and her desire to help families that have been severely injured at no fault ...


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