When you’re involved in a car accident, you might not be thinking about what comes next other than how you’re going to get better. But in many cases, you can’t get better without taking legal action.

Many Southern California car accident victims think they know what comes next. Unfortunately, not all of the information is accurate. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, pay close attention to the information you are given. Here are some common car accident myths you should know before hiring a lawyer.

Big Firms are Better for Your Case

Many car accident victims mistakenly believe that the larger the law firm, the better chance they have to receive full compensation for their injuries. This isn’t accurate. In fact, at many large firms, you may just become another number in a long line of cases.

When you’re facing a long road to recovery, you want a lawyer who only does car accident injury cases. While a large firm might have a department focused on this area of law, working with a Los Angeles car accident injury lawyer who only does this area of law, gives you the best chance of making a full and complete recovery.

I’ll Get a Team of Lawyers at a Big Firm 

This idea is overplayed on television shows and movies. When big law firm, you won’t get a team of lawyers aggressively representing you. Instead, you will still get a single primary lawyer who will be representing you. Moreover, before you file your lawsuit, you may not even be dealing with a lawyer. Instead, you may only be speaking to a case manager. 

What you get at Steinberg Injury Lawyers is years of experience working alongside a dedicated car accident lawyer from the very beginning. You’ll also have access to our experienced legal team who can help ease your concerns.

A Big Firm Will Get Me Big Money

You might have seen commercials or billboards advertising huge personal injury settlement results. While these are true, they aren’t the only way for you to get the compensation you need to get better. What those signs don’t tell you is the amount the big law firm takes to cover its substantial overhead. This means these law firms must take on hundreds of cases to cover costs, and your case may not be their main focus. 

Steinberg Injury Lawyers doesn’t have the same overhead of larger firms, so we can take more time to focus on your case and get you the compensation you deserve. You don’t need a big international law firm to fight the insurance companies. You just need someone who’s experienced and will do everything they can to fight for you. 

My Insurance Will Go up If I Sue

When you’re involved in a car accident that isn’t your fault, your insurance company doesn’t need to be involved, and your rates shouldn’t go up. When we file a personal injury claim on your behalf, we are suing the at-fault driver’s insurance company, not yours.

It’s also good to point out here that you are not suing the other driver. Many people are queasy about suing another person. This is why people have car insurance - you’re not suing the other driver but instead bringing a personal injury claim against their insurance company.

Contact a Trusted Car Accident Lawyer

A Southern California car accident lawyer can make the difference in your case. We’ll meet with you and investigate your claim. We’ll also negotiate with the insurance company to help maximize your settlement. We do all of this at no cost to you. We only get paid when you win.

We hope you don’t find yourself in a car accident, but if you do, you review these myths and understand the options you have available to you. Your sole focus should be on your recovery - let us handle the legal complexities. 

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case to see how we can help you move forward and get back on your feet.

Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982
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