Discover the truth behind personal injury lawsuits in this insightful article.

Myths about Personal Injury Lawsuits: Separating Reality from Fiction

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Thousands of personal injury lawsuits are filed across the country each year, yet it remains a branch of law filled with common myths that deter people from seeking their own when they suffer an accident.

Debunking Myths

Only Serious Injuries Matter:
No matter the material, physical, or psychological damages you suffer, you have the right to consult with a lawyer to guide you in your lawsuit and obtain the compensation you deserve.

They’re Long and Complicated:
We won’t lie; in some cases, this is true. However, personal injury lawyers are well-versed in the laws and your rights and are specialists in complex negotiations to resolve as quickly as possible.

Easy Money:
We cannot agree with this statement. A person who suffers injuries from an accident would prefer to keep their health and properties intact before facing this process and claiming compensation.

Only Individuals Get Sued:
False; individuals or entities responsible, such as companies, institutions, and even governmental entities, are sued.

You Can Only Sue for Traffic Accidents:
The realm of personal injuries includes vehicular accidents but also injuries on properties, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, dog bites, and more.

Hiring a Lawyer Is Expensive:
It’s a widespread belief, but it is entirely false. Most personal injury lawyers will only charge you if you receive money for your injuries. That means if you don’t win anything, you don’t pay anything.

Lawsuit Must Be Immediate:
The sooner you file your lawsuit, the better. That’s 100% true, but in California, you have two years from the accident occurrence before it expires, and even in some specific cases, that deadline can be extended.

Lawsuits are Always Hostile:
It depends on the attitude and goodwill of the parties; we won’t deny it. But by hiring a lawyer to negotiate on your behalf, you shouldn’t worry about that.

Each case is unique, and its circumstances vary, so what happens throughout the lawsuit can vary. One advice we can confidently give you is that having an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side is your best option.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.