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3 myths about personal injury lawsuits in Florida

When it comes to personal injury law, there are many myths that people actually think are true. If you suffer an injury in an auto accident or another accident due to someone else's negligence, it is important for you to separate fact from fiction.

Knowing what is true and what is false when it comes to personal injury lawsuits can help you determine whether a lawsuit is the best choice in your particular case. Read on to learn about three myths regarding personal injury lawsuits in Florida and test your knowledge to see if you know the facts.

1. Personal injury lawsuits are costly

Many people may avoid pursuing a personal injury case with an attorney because they fear that attorneys' fees are too high for them to afford. The truth is that many personal injury attorneys offer free initial consultations and work on a contingency basis. This means you do not actually pay fees until the attorney settles or wins your case. 

2. Personal injury lawsuits are only for vehicle accidents

Personal injury lawsuits due to injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident are one of the most common types of cases. However, there is a much wider variety of injuries that also qualify for lawsuits. Injuries suffered as a result of negligence are potential lawsuits. For example, in the Parkland school shooting, some survivors chose to sue the school board and sheriff's office for negligence for failing to adequately protect them from harm and injury.  

3. Personal injury cases result in millions of dollars in compensation

While it is true that some personal injury cases do result in million-dollar settlements, each case is unique. You should not automatically assume that your particular case has the potential for a million-dollar settlement but rather look at the facts of your injury and damages and work with an attorney to seek the appropriate compensation. A qualified personal injury lawyer can help you understand your potential case and how to proceed in terms of strategy and the amount of compensation to pursue.

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