If you have been physically, financially, or psychologically injured because of someone’s negligence, you may be able to recover through a personal injury claim. One of the most important factors in determining if you have a case is finding whether someone can be held responsible. If you have sufficient evidence that your injury was caused by another party’s negligence, you may be able to recover in a settlement or jury award.
What are some types of personal injury lawsuits?
A personal injury lawsuit can arise at any time and therefore it is very important to know the different types of cases. The most common types of personal injury cases are car accidents, slip and fall accidents, caregiver negligence, medical malpractice, and defective products. If you are unsure if your injury falls into one of these categories it is important to contact a licensed attorney.
What is the first thing to do following an injury?
After sustaining an injury, seek medical attention immediately if you have any doubts about whether you need it or not. You also should try to accumulate evidence to ensure that you can succeed with a claim. One way to gather evidence is to take photos or videos of the scene of the accident. It also very important to write everything down while it is still fresh in your mind. If there are any witnesses, make sure to get their contact information and the negligent party’s information if possible. If the negligent party tries to offer you money for your injury, make sure to think twice before you accept it and foreclose the possibility to possibly obtaining a larger recovery.
What to do after you gather evidence?
After accumulating evidence and seeking medical attention following your accident, you should contact an attorney to help you decide if you have a viable personal injury case. The attorneys at Miller Trial Law will work extensively to strengthen their client’s case for compensation. Some things that our attorneys do to ensure a maximized recovery are working with the nation’s best medical experts, questioning witnesses, and even investigating the scene of the accident.
Timing is very important when filing a claim, as there is a statute of limitations: a time period that you need to bring your claim within, or it may be forever lost. Depending on the injury and the state, the statute of limitations can vary dramatically. To ensure that you are still within the statute of limitations, you should immediately contact an attorney.
What can you recover for in a personal injury lawsuit?
The types of injuries one sustains can affect how much compensation they are awarded. Depending on the situation, your recovery could include past and future medical bills, lost wages in the past and future, pain and suffering in the past and future, among other losses.
If you have been injured due to another person’s negligence, Miller Trial Law can get you the recovery that you deserve. Please call us today at (305) 697-8312. We look forward to serving you!