When many people think about personal injury lawsuits, they imagine somebody who has been seriously injured in an accident. While these situations do exist, it is important to note that there are smaller claims that require plenty of attention as well.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of a third party, you may be able to file a lawsuit in an attempt to collect compensation. This is not always easy, but when you have a personal injury attorney working on your behalf the chance of success is much greater.
Did you know that many personal injury claims can be settled outside of court? This means that you never have to file a lawsuit.
Note: if your attorney believes the case can be settled before court, he or she will work with the other party’s insurance company and/or attorney in an attempt to do so.
If negotiations between your attorney and the other party are unsuccessful and a settlement is unable to be reached, it may be time to move forward with a lawsuit.
Tip: in the event that your claim involves some type of permanent impairment or injury, your attorney will not want to settle before filing a lawsuit. This is because they believe they will be able to recover more compensation in court.
Every state has a statute of limitations on personal injury claims, so it is important to begin working with an attorney as soon as possible. This gives your legal team time to get everything in order, bettering your chance of a maximum payout.
Small personal injury claims are just as important to attorneys as larger cases. If you have been injured in any way, due to the negligence of another party, contact us to discuss your case and learn more about your rights.