The Most Common Car Accident Myths

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Illustration of a red pencil circling Myths below RealityFor the car accident victim, time is of the essence and accurate information is necessary. The aftermath of a crash can be overwhelming and frustrating. You deserve to know exactly what your options are for pursuing compensation for your injuries and other damages.

At Eisbrouch Marsh in New Jersey, our experienced lawyers provide complimentary consultations. After learning the details of your case, we can let you know if you can pursue maximum compensation in a claim handled by us. For your free case review, please call us at 201-342-5545.

Car Accident Myths and Facts

Below are some of the most common misconceptions related to motor vehicle accidents.

Myth: The at-fault driver's liability insurance will definitely cover all of my medical expenses.

Fact: Medical bills for serious physical injuries often exceed the at-fault driver's liability policy or exceed insurance company settlement offers. We have seen injury bills adding up to tens of thousands of dollars and more. In a case handled by our attorneys, we passionately pursue the full, fair amount of compensation you deserve.

Myth: There's no reason to hire an attorney to handle my case.

Fact: Choosing to go it alone can have consequences for the amount of compensation you are able to recover. That may not be the case with the most minor of fender benders. But when it comes to accidents involving serious injury and property damage, an experienced lawyer will deal with the insurance company and other involved parties so you don't have to. We are familiar with common insurance company tactics, and we do not back down until the best possible outcome is secured for you and your family.

Myth: I didn't notice any serious symptoms immediately, so I don't need to seek medical care.

Fact: Many injuries have latency periods. If you suffer a brain injury, for instance, you may not have lost consciousness or even feel abnormal. Symptoms like difficulty concentrating or mental confusion may appear in the days following. You should arrange an urgent doctor's visit anytime you are involved in an accident, even if you didn't have to get emergency care.

Myth: Insurance companies always deal with their customers reasonably and fairly.

Fact: Although a lot of insurance adjusters work hard every day in an effort to resolve claimant's cases fairly, that does not mean the industry is immune from bad faith dealings. Sometimes a claims adjuster may miss important details or fail to give you the full settlement you deserve. In such circumstances, it helps to have an attorney on your side to deal with the insurer.

Myth: Compensation is guaranteed after an accident.

Fact: Not necessarily. Insurance companies – your own and the other driver's – will work to resolve the case and determine if and what compensatory benefits are owed. These insurers typically want to close cases as quickly and cheaply for their companies as possible. If you attempt to work with the insurance company without the representation of a lawyer, then you may end up getting shortchanged and not even realize it.

Call Now for a Complimentary Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident in Hackensack, Newark or any of the surrounding areas of New Jersey, please call the experienced accident lawyers at Eisbrouch Marsh, at 201-342-5545. We provide clear, honest information and help to dispel common misconceptions about what your options are following a crash in our state or in New York.