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Posted on April 26, 2018 by

Dealing with the Myths on Personal Injury Law Firms and Lawyers

Are you falling victim to myths and misconceptions regarding your personal injury claim that may jeopardize your case? The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want you to be aware of these common fallacies, so you can ensure a winning settlement.

Don’t Believe These Common Misconceptions:

– There’s no need to report minor injuries to police following an accident.
Wrong. No injury = no case.

– You should freely give a recorded statement to an insurance company post-accident.
If an insurer is requesting a statement, they’re investigating important legal issues. Politely decline until discussed with your attorney.

– You must sign an insurance request for access to your medical records.
Incorrect. Do not sign the form. Consult your attorney first.

– If you make an accident claim, your insurer will raise premiums/drop you.
In no-fault situations, you’re entitled to coverage without penalty.

– If your medical insurance pays accident bills, you must reimburse them.
“Letters of assignment” from insurers are at-best, unjust, and should be reviewed by an attorney. Never sign one.

– Taxes are owed on your settlement.
Personally injury settlements are typically tax-free.

– Anyone can obtain just compensation for injuries.
Insurance Research Council studies show injured persons receive three-and-one-half times more, on average, than those representing themselves.

Ensure a wining settlement. Opt for a St. Louis personal injury attorney who knows all the ins-and-outs of accident cases. Contact Hoffman & Gelfman today.