When it comes to filing a personal injury claim there are few basic steps to be followed. This is in order to bring an injury-related insurance claim or lawsuit after an accident. This article and subsequent ones will discuss some of these basic steps.
Firstly, there are almost as many different kinds of personal injury cases as there are different ways of getting injured. There are car accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, etc. Personal injury law covers a broad range of incidents; therefore, no two cases follow the exact same timeline or course. The manner in which a case follows depends on the severity of the injuries that result from the incident. As well as clarity on certain issues. Further, whether the incident is covered by an insurance policy or not affects how the personal injury case plays out.
Three Basic Steps to a Claim
Below are three key elements relating to a personal injury claim:
- To hire or not to hire a personal injury attorney
Do not hire a lawyer if:
- it is the simplest of cases,
- the injuries are not significant and
- you’re confident you can get the best result on your own
Even if you meet the above, it is recommended that you at least discuss your case with one. Note that talking with an attorney is not the same as hiring an attorney. This works well as most personal injury attorneys give a free initial consultation. During the first consultation they will discuss the merits of your case and give you your legal options.
Hire a lawyer depending on:
- how much is at stake
- how complex the legal issues are in your case
- the likelihood of a fight the defendant will give
It may be worth having an attorney fight for you. Speak to a Vinson Law Office attorney today.