The laws, regulations, and regulations that govern our lives can be complicated and difficult to understand. The attorneys at Kevin Crooks, PLLC are skillful and fluent in legal language and will help you understand the law and all of your case options.
All citizens have the right to legal fair, honest, and thorough legal representation. Unfortunately, there are many legal myths and misconceptions out there that are very common. We are here to set the record straight and debunk them. Keep reading to find out 5 common law myths and why they aren’t true.
MYTH #1: Online Posts Don’t Matter
They DO matter. Your posts are not protected from libel claims, in contrast to what many think. In fact, anything you post online can be used against you. This includes social media, blogs, and any other online presence you might have. If what you wrote damages someone’s reputation or gets taken out of context, you might have to defend your claim in court.
MYTH #2: I can’t afford an attorney, so I have to handle the situation myself.
Even if you don’t believe you have enough money to hire an attorney, we can give you a free initial consultation in which we can discuss your injury and your options, all analyzed at no cost.
MYTH #3: I can wait to file my Worker’s Comp claim and to file a lawsuit.
Waiting too long to notify your employer claim can cost you the compensation you deserve. Worker’s Comp claims give you 90 days to notify your employer, so don’t delay. When filing a lawsuit, accident victims must file their suits within a certain time period. This time period varies from state to state and depending on the type of case due to the statute of limitations.
MYTH #4: My attorney can tell me exactly how much compensation I’ll receive.
An attorney can create an estimate of the compensation you’ll receive, but can’t provide an exact amount for how much your case is worth. This is because every case is different, and there are many factors involved that make it impossible to know definitively.
MYTH #5: I can deal with the insurance company on my own.
The insurance agency runs like any other business and is focused on its own profits, not on giving you the compensation you need. Insurance companies look for loopholes to make sure you get the lowest settlement possible to benefit their bottom line. Hiring an attorney allows you to ensure your voice is heard. We, the attorneys at Kevin Crooks, PLLC, will do everything we can using our legal experience to amplify your voice and get you the highest possible settlement.
When you work with one of our experienced attorneys, you won’t fall victim to any of these legal misconceptions. We’ll guide you through every step of the legal process. From getting documentation to prove your case, to filing a lawsuit, to negotiating a fair settlement. If you are in need of legal services, get in touch with us today.