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Personal Injury Claim Process

Nov 3, 2015

LaGrange Injury Attorney Explains Navigating The Claim Process

If another individual or group’s negligence caused you to suffer an accident, you might have grounds for a personal injury claim. Personal injuries are injuries that victims sustain from accidents they did not cause.

When an individual files a personal injury claim, he or she files a claim with the negligent party’s insurance provider to seek monetary compensation for his or her needs. Injuries can be expensive and for many victims, can have lifelong financial repercussions. By filing a personal injury claim, you can potentially recover some or all of the expenses that stemmed from your injury. Some examples of these financial needs include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost career opportunities
  • Disability aids, such as a wheelchair or a cane
  • Mobility aids
  • Non-tangible financial needs.

The Personal Injury Claim Process

After an accident, the first thing you need to do is seek medical attention. Even if your injury seems minor, it is very important that you receive medical care for two reasons:

  • Receiving adequate care in a timely manner can make the difference between a quick, easy recovery and a long, difficult one; and
  • You will need to provide documentation of your diagnosis and treatment as evidence for your personal injury claim.

After you have received medical care, the next step is to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to file your case. Do not delay this step.  You have a limited time to bring the case.  If you fail to timely bring the case if can be detrimental with no recovery for you.

You will need to provide evidence for your claim to prove your injury, your financial needs, and the negligent party’s role in the accident. This evidence can include photographs of the accident, testimonies from witnesses, and the official police report in addition to your diagnosis and medical record.

Examples of Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury is a broad term that refers to claims for a variety of accidents. Examples of personal injury claims include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Dog bite
  • Slip and fall cases
  • Car accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liability

If you are unsure about whether you have grounds for a personal injury claim, contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case.

Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys

For more information about the process of filing and pursuing a personal injury claim, contact The Law Offices of Thomas A. Morrissey at 708-352-3790. Set up your free initial consultation with our firm to go over the specific details of your case and determine the best way to proceed. If you decide to file a personal injury claim, our team of experienced personal injury attorneys can represent your case and guide you through each step of the process. Call us or visit us online to schedule your legal consultation with our firm today.













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