Why Bring a Personal Injury Claim?

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Why Bring a Personal Injury Claim?

You may have a legal right to be compensated for injuries caused by someone else. If you or your property has been injured and another person or a company is at fault, you may be able to bring a legal claim against those who have harmed you, and they may have to pay you back for the losses they caused.

What Can I Recover for My Injuries?

If you win a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to receive compensation for your hospital bills, loss of wages, emotional distress or loss of property. Most states allow you to recover for the loss that someone else caused even if you are partially at fault. You can also recover for:

Filing a Personal Injury Claim for Negligence

If you were injured in an accident, you can file a personal injury claim against the negligent party who caused your injuries. Although they may not have intended to harm you, they may be guilty of negligence if their actions were careless or reckless under the circumstances and their actions caused your injuries.

Negligence is often the basis of a claim in automobile accidents, in which one of the drivers caused the accident. Negligent actions may include such behavior as speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, talking on the cell phone, or texting while driving.

It is important that you consult a physician right after you were injured even if you don’t feel excruciating pain immediately. Keep detailed notes about any pain or discomfort you suffered after the accident because you will need to refer to them later if you decide to file a claim against the guilty party.

Should I Consult an Attorney?

If you or someone you know has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, consult an PI attorney who can advocate for your rights and help you recover damages for your injuries.

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Last Modified: 05-23-2014 09:57 AM PDT

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