A personal injury claim is filed when you are the victim of injury because of the negligence of another party. In most cases, a personal injury claim is first filed with an insurance company that carries auto, homeowners, business, malpractice or Workers’ Compensation insurance, depending on the nature of your accident. Pursuing a personal injury claim puts you in an unfamiliar situation. You’ll have to think carefully before you speak to anyone. From the adjuster, to the defendant, to the police officer at the scene – what you say makes a difference.
No matter who you are, it is important that you know your way around personal injury law, because if something like this happens to you or your loved ones, you should know what to do and how to be compensated for your losses. Civil laws are meant to protect people from others in society that may do them harm, and in personal injury lawsuits, it is important that you get justice from the responsible parties. When someone is burdened with a personal injury it can affect their lives in many different ways, such as not allowing him or her to perform the normal activities that they could usually achieve. Such a burden is sometimes unavoidable due to simple mistakes or negligence, though with a proper understanding of the situation you can potentially receive financial remedies because of everything.
Personal injury law is rather complex. A number of factors can determine the outcome of personal injury cases. The most important factor is who was to blame for the accident and/or whose negligence was the cause of the accident. Medical records are among the important documents that will serve as your evidences in your aim to file for personal injury claims. You have to make sure that they are complete and faultless. Personal injury lawyers commonly are consulted by a potential client who has been seriously injured or who has suffered catastrophic injuries as the result of negligent conduct from an auto, bicycle or motorcycle accident, medical malpractice, a product defect, food poisoning, or a defect or failure to maintain commercial or residential properties.
Once you file a personal injury claim, you will need to follow through with evidence of your accident, injuries and financial damages. An insurance company may offer you an early settlement to get you to resolve the claim quickly and for a low amount. In some cases, you may be denied a settlement completely. When discussing your personal injury claim, you want to make sure you refer to your injuries in medical terms. If you have been injured, you have what is called a “claim” against the party responsible for your injury. If the injury leads to death, the claim may then be brought by the relatives of the person who died. In this case, the claim is called “wrongful death.”
A personal injury attorney can evaluate the information of your incident, and be able to determine whether or not you have grounds for a case. If they do determine that you have a case, then they will take the next step in finding more information. After finding the information they need, the attorney will notify the proper entities of the lawsuit and file it in court.
If you or a loved one finds themselves a victim of neglect and wish to pursue a personal injury claim, please contact the Curry Law Group for legal representation and counsel. We service the entire Tampa Bay Area and would like the chance to represent you. Please fill out the form on this page or contact our office today.[/column]