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By: Capital Injury Law

It’s Time to Debunk Common Personal Injury Claim Filing Myths

As everyone in the legal industry knows, myths fly around regarding what kind of personal injury is valid to file a claim. Frankly, every claim is different and should be treated as such. At Capital Injury Law we believe that every accident and injury caused by a third party is valid for a personal injury claim consultation. In nearly every case of personal injury, the claimant has injuries that required medical attention, lost wages, pain and suffering and other issues that impact their mental and physical wellbeing.

Let’s debunk a few myths.

Myth 1: A dog bite is not worth suing over.

False. Dogs can cause very serious long-term injuries. If you’re bitten by a dog you may be able to collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages if you missed work, pain and suffering, and scars from the attack.

Myth 2: Motorcycle accidents are not as serious as car accidents.

False. In many cases, a motorcycle accident can be far worse than a car accident. That’s because they have two wheels, no seatbelts or airbags, and are much smaller than other vehicles. It’s important that all the details of the accident are noted in a police report and witnesses are interviewed for any personal injury claim filing.

Myth 3: It’s not worth filing a personal injury claim for minor injuries.

False. Anyone who has ever been rear ended at a stop light or on the freeway can attest that a minor neck or back injury can have impacts that are far from “minor” and can change a life forever. It can impact the ability to do your job, take care of your children, or simply do day-to-day chores and activities. Filing a personal injury claim to seek compensation for lost wages, long-term medical treatment and pain and suffering is common.

While those are just a few myths, Capital Injury Law encourages everyone considering a personal injury claim for an accident caused by the negligence of a third party to contact us for a free consultation.

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