I've heard that many people believe that just because they have insurance that means the company will pay them what they're due for their injuries. If that were true, the insurance companies would be bankrupt! The truth is, just because you have an insurance policy doesn't mean you're going to get your full amount of coverage - if you get a settlement at all.

The biggest concern of a Virginia personal injury claim is that you were injured in an accident through no fault of your own as required by Virginia's contributory negligence law. If the insurance company can find evidence that you were the tiniest bit responsible for your accident, they'll use that to either dismiss or devalue your claim. Remember: They want to keep the money in their pockets, not yours!

Another myth when it comes to dealing with the insurance companies is that you have to give them a recorded statement about the accident or you can't settle your claim. My advice to clients is to always discuss your claim with a Fairfax personal injury attorney first before giving any official statement to the claims adjuster. These sorts of statements are often tactics to get you to discredit your claim so the insurance company doesn't have to pay out as much.

Also, don't believe that the other party's insurance company is obligated to pay your medical bills as they become due. The company already doesn't want to pay on your claim, and there's no guarantee that they'll pay your bills in a timely manner. In cases like these, a Fairfax personal injury attorney may be necessary to help you get the compensation you deserve.

There are so many myths about Virginia personal injury claims that it's difficult to figure out who's telling the truth. When you're overwhelmed with misleading information and confused about your personal injury claim, talk to an experienced Fairfax personal injury attorney. A well versed, reputable attorney can be the difference between a fair settlement and a rejected claim.

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 car accident and ERISA disability attorney in Fairfax, VA.
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