It's going to sound odd to hear a Virginia personal injury attorney telling you not to trust personal injury lawyers, but it's something that needs to be done. Just how there are good and bad people in every profession, the world of personal injury law has some bad apples that can ruin it for everyone.

That being said, one of the biggest misconceptions about personal injury attorneys is that we're all the same. You can't just thumb through The Yellow Pages and call the first law firm that pops off the Personal Injury category page. Even though all these ads say pretty much the same thing, not every attorney charges fees the same way nor do they handle claims the same.

Some lawyers take any case that comes across their desk, and therefore do not give proper attention to all their clients. I personally take only the cases that I feel are worth the time to work on. I'm not going to waste my time or yours on a claim that you can easily settle without the help of a lawyer - and I'll tell you that.

Another big misconception is that all lawyers fight cases in court. Did you know that there are lawyers out there who have never gone to trial? (It's not because they're fresh out of law school.) I've seen seasoned attorneys of 20+ years admit they're AFRAID of trial! They have no intention of taking your personal injury case to court when the insurance company won't settle your claim fairly out of court.

Lastly, misconception #3 is that all attorneys charge the same fees and in the same way. The best type of fee structure for an accident victim is a contingency fee schedule. This means that the law firm doesn't get paid until you do. In other words, if your claim is denied, you don't pay a dime to your attorney. There are many out there who charge hourly fees or huge upfront fees to represent you - they're not going to be of much use because they're already getting paid whether they win your case or not, not much incentive to help you now, is it?

Knowing the truth from the myths about Virginia personal injury claims is important when you're looking to pursue and settle a claim. You need to make sure you know how to deal with the insurance companies, as well as how to find trustworthy legal representation with a Fairfax personal injury attorney.

Contacting a Fairfax Personal Injury Attorney

You don't have to deal with insurance companies and paperwork alone when you're looking to file a Virginia personal injury claim. Fairfax personal injury attorney Ben Glass fights to help victims in the Virginia and D.C. areas settle their personal injury claims.

Before you go any further with your decision, order a copy of my complimentary guide to Virginia personal injury claims, Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Injury Claim. To set up a no-cost consultation, contact me today - 703-591-9829.

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Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney
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