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:
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:
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 your case can be dismissed with no recovery to 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.
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:
If you are unsure about whether you have grounds for a personal injury claim, contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your case.
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 to schedule your legal consultation with our firm today.
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