A personal injury is any type of injury to the body, emotions or mind and can be as mild as an injury from a defective product or as severe as a rollover accident secondary to careless driving by another individual. Deciding to file a personal injury claim is the just the beginning. How much is your claim worth? Did you suffer emotional distress? How do you measure your pain and suffering? Did you lose wages due to an injury? Those questions are all logical following a personal injury and all have an answer. Continue reading to learn how to make a successful personal injury claim.
- A successful personal injury claim typically ends in a monetary compensation settlement to the plaintiff. Do yourself a favor; seek consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. Generally speaking, consultations are of no cost to you and will assist you in determining how much your claim is worth including monetary damages, punitive damages, and impairment from physical or mental injuries. Most personal injury attorneys work for a contingency fee meaning that they will only be paid if you win your case. Legal representation will assure you the working knowledge and experience necessary during the personal injury claim process.
- A successful personal injury claim is an organized personal injury claim regardless of your legal representation. Organize documents in category specific files i.e. medical records, bills and receipts, photographs, related correspondence, witnesses and damages. Documentation of doctor narratives, nurses notes and even date and time of phone calls or messages are important pieces in how to make a successful personal injury claim. Any or all of these items need to be readily accessible to the insurance adjuster and for ease should be in chronological order.
- Every state’s personal injury laws as well as Statute of Limitations are different. Despite your injury, failing to file a claim within your states Statute of Limitations (deadline) may mean that you are left with nothing.
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Disclaimer: This information is very brief for the nature of the content and is not legal advice. It is not meant to replace a consultation with a personal injury attorney.