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3 Personal Injury Myths That Could Ruin Your Claim

A person who is injured because of someone else’s negligent behavior may have the option to file a personal injury lawsuit. If successful, these claims can help a person recover substantial amounts of money to pay for the burden of medical costs and other expenses tied to the injury. However, there are certain myths that could mislead you and ruin your chances of a successful claim.

If you’ve been injured in an accident or because of a dangerous product, our experienced and determined lawyers may be able to help you with your claim options. To learn more, contact a Wausau injury attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-242-2874.

Myth #1: You Can File Whenever You Want

In fact, the length of time that you have to file a claim is tied to the statute of limitations, which places a time limit on any given injury claim. Although this time may be extended, there aren’t exceptions to the statute of limitations. After the time expires, an injured person can’t file anymore.

Myth #2: You Can File Multiple Times for a Single Injury

In some cases, a person may not receive as much compensation as they feel that they need for their injuries. However, once a case closes, it’s considered finalized. A person can’t go back and file again. This is why finding the right legal representation is so important the first time.

Myth #3: You Can File for Injuries that Are Not Directly Attributed to Negligence

Actually, the defendant can’t be sued for things they cannot be expected to reasonably prevent or control. For instance, in the case of car accidents, a municipal government can’t be sued if a motorist hits a deer as long as there is a deer crossing warning in the particularly high-traffic areas.

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If you or someone you love has sustained an injury because of someone else’s negligent conduct, compensation many be available. For more information regarding your options, contact a Wausau injury attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today.