Being involved in a multi-vehicle accident is frightening and stressful. Whether you’ve previously been in a car accident or this is your first serious collision, most people have little understanding of the legal options available after a multi-vehicle crash. Accident injury claim misconceptions cause people to lose compensation and make it difficult for people to consider holding the responsible party accountable for their actions.

Inaccurate perceptions cause many to miss out on recovering their losses because they fail to take action or accidentally miss a crucial step in the process. An honest and experienced lawyer will guide you through the complex steps and inform you of any legal challenges you may face.

5 Common Misconceptions in Multi-Vehicle Accident Claims

Navigating through the common misconceptions that plague accident injury claims may feel disorienting without legal knowledge or experience. However, we’ve gathered a collection of common myths you may encounter in a multi-vehicle accident claim:

I Don’t Need to See a Doctor

Looking yourself over and concluding there are no cuts or bruises is not enough evidence to confidently proclaim you suffer no injuries. Without a doctor’s analysis, latent injuries may be hidden underneath the surface and only appear once the damage is severe. After an accident, immediately make an appointment with your primary care physician.

My Insurance Will Handle Everything

Many insurance adjusters will make accident victims believe they can’t recover compensation for their losses or won’t reach a fair outcome if they pursue legal action. However, this causes many to lose out on the compensation they deserve for the losses they suffer in an accident.

I Won’t Be Able to Recover Compensation

The injuries and property damage you suffer in an accident may inflict emotional, physical, and financial damage on you and your family. Treatment costs, prescription medication, and lost income are a few examples of losses you may recover with the right lawyer.

I Must Give a Recorded Statement

After an accident, you may receive a call from your insurance adjuster or another attorney asking for a recorded statement. They may insist that you provide a statement, but you are under no obligation to provide them with that information. It’s in your best interest to not give any written or documented statement without a lawyer present.

I Can’t Afford an Attorney

Most accident victims choose not to pursue legal action because they feel they can’t afford lawyer services. However, there are many different payment options. Our Rizk Law team works on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if and when a settlement is met or the court awards you money by verdict, arbitration award, or mediation.

Before you dismiss your chances, speak with an attorney today. Our Rizk Law lawyers understand that taking the next step to pursue legal action is not always an easy decision. We’re here to help and alleviate your worries.

Contact Rizk Law for a Multi-Vehicle Accident Lawyer Today

Suffering property damage and injuries due to someone else’s negligence is frustrating and may place you in a difficult position. Attorney Richard Rizk has decades of experience advocating for clients across Oregon. His understanding of legal strategies and tactics provides his clients with representation they trust. Rizk Law places our clients and communities first and will do everything in our power to help you receive the justice you deserve.

We’re always here to help and offer you legal guidance. Contact Rizk Law by calling (503) 245-5677 or filling out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.

Author: Rizk Law

Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault? Are your bills piling up while your pain and suffering seem to never end? Is an insurance carrier standing in your way of the money you need to get your life back on track? Then you need a lawyer who knows how insurance carriers think — and can fight them for the maximum compensation you deserve. You need Rizk Law.