A personal injury is any kind of accident where you are injured. If you have an accident and feel another party is at fault, you may decide to file what is called a personal injury claim in order to be compensated for damages that may occur from medical or emotional costs associated with the accident.
There are many types of personal injury claims, and while you can file a personal injury claim for just about anything, the most common types of claims are those that involve car accidents, work related injuries, slip and fall accidents, accidents in your home and holiday accidents. Others include product liability claims such as when you are injured from a defective product that you have purchased.
When you file a personal injury claim, you are asked to describe the accident, and provide a dollar amount that you think is suitable compensation. This can include medical and dental bills, money lost due to time missed from not being able to work, or even emotional damage if you can prove your accident caused you emotional or psychological stress.
While filing a personal injury claim seems like a straightforward process, it’s actually very complex and often a controversial topic, with many politicians and attorneys calling for caps on the amount that someone can receive due to a personal injury claim.
If you think you have been in an accident that is clearly the fault of some other party whether it is a business, company or another person, you have the right to file such a claim. The best thing to do first is to note all of your injuries and keep good records of every step of your process. If you have seen a medical doctor, keep good records of the diagnosis.
You will probably find navigating the system on your own challenging and frustrating, and in this case, you may need to hire a personal injury lawyer to give you advice on what to do next, how much your case is worth in damages, and any providing you with any other necessary information to make the process of filing a personal injury claim run smoothly.
If you are hurt in any type of accident, you should not just sit idly by if someone else is clearly at fault. A personal injury claim can make sure that you receive the proper compensation for your accident.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have serious personal injuries due to the negligence of another.