At Saffren and Weinberg, Marc Alan Weinberg, Attorney and Kenneth Scott Saffren, Attorney are partners. The firm’s tagline is “The People’s Voice In Court.” They make themselves available via phone at (215) 576-0100 or by email on the Saffren and Weinberg website. Saffren and Weinberg provides a no-charge, complimentary case review and answers questions for prospective clients.


Here Are Frequent Misconceptions About Personal Injury Claims

Rosie was involved in a truck accident that left her paraplegic. The expenses were enormous while the trucker was of no help at all. Her family members were determined to settle the matter themselves and, the case dragged on while her savings kept dwindling further.

Unfortunately, the outcome could have been a trifle happier if Rosie’s family members had bothered to hire a competent personal injury lawyer to make good the claim.


Being injured in an accident is always traumatic, and you are likely to end up in a hospital bed while the bills keep piling up. However, simply remaining assured of the insurance company’s coverage will not help you to pay your bills. A personal injury claim can be complicated as it depends on multiple factors.

Trying to negotiate with a highly experienced legal team of the insurance carrier will not help your cause. Instead, you will be left with a pittance as your insurance company laughs all the way to the bank. The best bet would be to get in touch with a qualified and experienced legal professional ASAP.

It is also important to get rid of the misconceptions that you may have harbored so far. Making a personal injury claim on the basis of your own wisdom or depending on the insurance company totally is sure to leave you disappointed. Here are some misconceptions that may have taken root in your mind :


A Lawyer is Expensive

Well, the facts speak otherwise. You will actually lose out by not engaging a lawyer to handle the matter on your behalf. Remember that a qualified professional will not only be able to retrieve the amount required to pay your medical bills but will also force the insurance company to shell out enough money as compensation for your pain & suffering and property damage that may have been caused as a result of the accident. The carrier will also have to take note of any additional personal injury damage that may have occurred during the mishap.

Surprisingly, many attorneys are willing to work on contingency.  You do not have to pay any fees until and unless the case is settled in your favor.



It is Time-Consuming

A legal process does take a lot of time and considerable effort on your part. Fortunately, your lawyer may be able to negotiate a deal and get you the right compensation within a couple of weeks. Remember, that you may not have to sue the carrier as your insurance company would be unwilling to spend a huge amount in fighting the case in court. Your lawyer, on the other hand, will be able to recover the legitimate expenses and hand it over to you concluding the settlement before long.


Any Lawyer Can Handle a Personal Injury Case

Don’t fall for this myth. A lawyer may have graduated law school but that does not make him/her an expert in every aspect of the law. They have their own areas of expertise and a divorce lawyer will not have profound knowledge regarding a personal injury case.

Therefore get in touch with an attorney who has been handling similar cases for years. You will be sure of getting a fair compensation instead of approaching the person who looks after your estate matters or tax issues.


Settling the Case is Essential Before Being Treated for Injuries

You are injured and in pain. Attending to your injuries and getting yourself treated happens to be your first priority. You just cannot hope to battle with pain and suffer physically while the insurance company and your representatives discuss endlessly trying to negotiate.

Again, being in possession of medical records that include details of the extent of your injuries along with the medical procedures being implemented for treating you is important too.

In fact, the records will strengthen your case further enabling your attorney to claim adequate compensation without too much of trouble.

Paying your medical bills before you receive the required amount from the insurance company is easily resolved too. There are several ways to settle your medical bills in time with the help of your healthcare provider.


Saffren & Weinberg can help you if you need help with your personal injury claim. You might be questioning many of your preconceived notions about personal injury now. Give us a call at (215) 576-0100 to clarify any questions that you might have.


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Marc Alan Weinberg / About the author

Marc Weinberg, Esq, is a partner of Saffren & Weinberg located in Jenkintown, PA, with main areas of practice in personal injury and employment litigation. In addition to these, he also specializes in wrongful termination, social security and disability law, homeowners claims, and property loss. His extensive trial experience has led him to try cases to verdict Philadelphia, Bucks County, Montgomery County, and Delaware counties.

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