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Everything You Should Know About Personal Injury Lawsuits

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Personal injury lawsuits are not as easy as you think – for starters, they mean more than just car accidents! There are many other things that you should know about such a lawsuit – as well as about the personal injury attorney that will help you with your case!

 

Therefore, let’s cut the chatter and present you with all the things that you should know about the personal injury lawsuits and what they involve!

 

1. Insurance Company Settlements are Usually Not Fair

Most of the time, insurance companies try to pay only for the medical expenses and for other minor damages so that they can protect their interests. 

Insurance companies won’t go out of their way to pay you all the damages that you are entitled to. As seen in many TV shows, they only try to make you forfeit your claim.

2. Personal Injury Lawyers Work on a Contingent-Fee Basis

The nature of a personal injury claim and lawsuit implies that you must deal with medical expenses, as well as with recovery – due to your injury. In this kind of scenario, you may not be able to afford a personal injury attorney. 

Therefore, almost all personal injury lawyers work on a contingent-fee basis. You don’t have to pay them anything until they settle or win your case. If you are not awarded damages, then you don’t have to pay them.

3. Time and Evidence are Crucial

It is very important that you consult a lawyer as soon as possible, or else they may not have enough time to collect evidence to support your case. Keep in mind that they won’t just ask for a report of your accident!

They’ll have to check your medical records, medical history, time of recovery, what you said and did after the accident, and so on. This is why, if you plan on filing a personal injury claim, you should do so as soon as possible after the accident.

 

4. Compensation May be Extensive

Personal injury cases may come with compensation for loss of earnings, past and future medical costs, property damage, pain and suffering, and a couple of other things that affect you after the accident.

In short, if you’ve been involved in a car accident, for example, you won’t only get compensation for the damages done to your vehicle and for your medical bills. If you had to skip work for one week, then you may be awarded the earnings you lost during that week off-work.

This is to be considered during settlements – make sure that you take into account everything you have experienced due to the injury!

5. Lawyer Experience Matters

If you want to pursue and win a personal injury claim, you need an experienced lawyer. Naturally, you don’t have to believe the first one to claim those mentioned above.

You have to do your research about the firm and lawyer that you are about to hire. No matter how good they say they are, it is much better if you get someone to recommend you a lawyer or if you find enough reviews to make a firm/lawyer reputable and trustworthy.

Many personal injury lawyers claim to be the best of their league – and then settling for the minimum amount without going to court. Find someone who will fight for you, truly!

The Bottom Line

These were the things that you have to know about personal injury lawsuits – especially if you want to win them!

Keep in mind that such a lawsuit is influenced by everything that you and your lawyer do from the moment you file a personal injury claim. Therefore, make sure that everything you do is in order so that you maximize the settlement amount that you’ll get!

 

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