Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Myths

Tampa personal injury attorney Timothy G. Anderson offers legal counsel in matters involving personal injury law and motorcycle lawsuits. It is important for accident victims to be aware of common misconceptions about filing accident lawsuits. Our Tampa motorcycle accident lawyers combine their legal experience and perspective, and offer those in need a list of common fallacies about accident lawsuits.

Common Misconceptions About Motorcycle Accident Claims

  1. You can fairly settle your case without hiring a personal injury attorney.
    It's very important that you — as an accident victim — understand your rights. It's important to seek help from an attorney before moving forward with your legal situation. Insurance adjusters have an incentive to settle for as little as possible; an expert attorney knows what is fair.
  2. All personal injury attorneys require a down payment to accept your case.
    At the law firm of Anderson & Anderson, we offer potential clients a free initial consultation or case evaluation. Our law firm also accepts accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid out of the money we recover for our clients.
  3. If you are partially at fault for causing the accident, you are not entitled to any money.
    That is often not the case. If you are partially at fault for an accident, compensation is still available. An expert attorney will explain this to you in detail.
  4. You will definitely have to go to court to get the compensation you deserve.
    Many injury cases can be settled before a case goes to court. It isn't uncommon for insurance companies to start making offers for an injury claim once they realize a person and his or her lawyer are willing to take the case to court.
  5. Once your personal injury lawsuit or claim is settled, you may receive more money in the future if your injuries require additional medical assistance.
    This is not true. Usually once your claim is settled, it's settled for good.

If you have additional questions regarding a motorcycle accident injury claim or would like more information regarding similar matters, contact the injury law firm of Timothy G. Anderson, P.A., or call 813-251-0072 for a free case evaluation.