You have the best chances of winning a personal injury case when you are well informed. Unfortunately, some personal injury plaintiffs make inaccurate assumptions that complicate their cases.

The following are six assumptions you shouldn't make about your personal injury case. 

You can file your personal injury lawsuit whenever you want

There are statute of limitation laws in place in every state when it comes to personal injury cases. This means that you only have a certain period of time to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you wait too long to file suit, you will no longer be able to pursue compensation for your case. 

You'll get a settlement quickly when you hire a personal injury lawyer

Personal injury lawsuits tend to take time. You shouldn't assume that your case will be settled or resolved by a certain date. You need to be patient and put effort into your case to maximize your chances of winning. 

Hiring a personal injury lawyer is too expensive

You shouldn't decide against hiring a personal injury lawyer to assist you due to concerns about the costs.

It's difficult to win a personal injury case without the assistance of a specialized personal injury attorney. Also, personal injury attorneys are typically paid on contingency agreements so that you don't have to pay anything out of pocket. 

Any lawyer can handle your personal injury case

You might already have hired a lawyer in the past to handle an issue such as a divorce or a commercial matter. However, you shouldn't automatically hire the same lawyer for a personal injury case. You maximize your chances of winning your case when you hire a lawyer who specializes in personal injury law. 

Filing a personal injury lawsuit is a cruel thing to do to the defendant

You shouldn't worry that you'll destroy the defendant in your case financially by filing a lawsuit against them. Usually, a defendant's insurance company may cover all the expenses of a personal injury case so that the case doesn't devastate the defendant financially. 

You can count on some type of settlement when you file a personal injury lawsuit

It's important that you don't make any assumptions regarding whether you will win your case or how much you will be awarded. Personal injury cases can be unpredictable in many situations.

This means you need to wait until the personal injury case process unfolds before knowing whether you'll be awarded compensation. 

For more information, contact a local personal injury law office, such as the Law Office Of Carlos Molinar.