Personal Injury is More Than Just Car Accidents

If you have suffered bodily injury such as a broken bone, cut, bruise, or life altering injury due to the negligent acts of another, you may have a personal injury claim. You are entitled to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party for monetary compensation for your losses.

By far the most common types of personal injury claims are due to automobile accidents. Other types of accidents that can result in personal injury include:

  • Bus accidents       
  • Defective vehicles
  • Workplace injuries
  • Animal bites
  • Slip and Fall

If you have been injured in an auto accident, an accident lawyer will help you claim the monetary compensation for the pain, suffering, lost wages, loss of property, etc. The attorney will decide if your case has legal merit and if it is worth filing suit, and how long you have to wait to file a suit.

The purpose of the attorney is to make you “whole.” What this means is that you have lost things due to your accident. The court cannot turn back time and undo your accident, but it can award monetary damages that compensate for your loss.

 

Keep in mind that no monetary award can replace a human life, or the simple things that we tend to take for granted until we cannot do them eg. Playing with your child maybe impossible after a debilitating accident.

These attorneys know very well how to prepare your case and to get good value for your lost belongings. Most of the attorneys in the US work on a contingency-fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any money upfront to start the legal proceedings.

Once you receive the compensation from the insurance firms, you will be charged a percentage of the claim settled. If you have lost your case against the insurance firms, then you’re not entitled to pay the attorney due to the contingency basis of the matter. Hence it is always advisable to contact a board specialized lawyer from the state where your accident occurred.

These experienced lawyers are well versed with the local laws and will definitely get you the required claim at the earliest possible time.

Though it may be a long, drawn out, and complicated battle, the points put forth by an accident attorney will be helpful to claim amounts for all these expenditures that are expected or made already. 

Once an attorney has looked at your case and determined that it is worthy of pursuing, you will be asked to fill out a lot of paperwork. Unfortunately, there is no way around this. The paperwork, also called “claim forms” in some states help your lawyer to determine your damages due to the injury or accident. The best advice here is to fill out the paperwork as soon as possible and get it back to your attorney. Be honest and don’t try to “game” the system. The faster it is done, the faster you may receive a settlement.