Will Pursuing a Claim Ruin the Life of the Person Who is at Fault?

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Kyle E. Wright
7/20/22 2:43 PM
Tags: Personal Injury

Hi everyone, Kyle E. Wright coming to you with our next video series!

Here is a common misconception that I, as an injury attorney, hear pretty frequently. It's a funny one where people don't want to pursue a claim when they're in an accident because they don't want to "ruin the person who caused the accident's life," or "destroy their credit," or "cause their rates to skyrocket."

"It was only an accident."

And yes, we acknowledge, accidents happen, any of us at any certain time could be the cause of that accident. But it doesn't work like that. When you pursue a settlement or a verdict, you're not going after the person who caused the accident; you're going after their insurance company.

When there is a verdict or there is a settlement, that is money paid from their insurance company. And that is the reason that each and every one of us pays our premium every month. So that if we are in that accident that we've caused, insurance comes, and they foot the bill.

Now while there are really rare circumstances where a defendant could be personally liable, it's very rare for a personal injury attorney to pursue that person, and that's a decision that would be made with the client.

Hopefully, this clears up a common misconception that I hear, and be safe out there. Thank you!

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Author: Kyle E. Wright     Published: 7/20/22 2:43 PM     Tags: Personal Injury


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