The mere mention of a lawsuit would make most people break out in a cold sweat. But if you’ve suffered injuries because of something a third party did (or in some instances, didn’t do), you would have good reason to learn how personal injury claims work.
How do personal injury lawsuits work?
Personal injury claims work by enabling you to seek compensation for injuries you suffered through the actions of a third party. If you have proof a third party was negligent, and you sought medical attention, this is enough to find out more about making a possible claim.
These two elements are vital to remember no matter what happened to you. For example, someone might have been inattentive while driving and crashed into you while you were driving with proper care and attention. Other accidents happen in the workplace, although these scenarios are rare. Perhaps health and safety measures were not adequately followed, and your injuries might have easily been prevented if a risk assessment was undertaken beforehand. Maybe you simply slipped over on untreated ice in a supermarket car park, or tripped in a pothole that had been neglected instead of being repaired.
In any scenario where you are injured because a third party displayed negligence in some manner, you could bring a personal injury claim against them to seek compensation.
What process would you need to go through?
Firstly, you would consult a personal injury lawyer who has handled similar claims before. You would tell them what happened to you, and what injuries you ended up suffering from. You would also let them know if there were any witnesses, and if you sought medical help following the incident.
Medical evidence of your injuries is a crucial part of the claims procedure. Without proof of injury, it would be very difficult to conclude a claim in your favour. If you are involved in an accident and you experience any pain or injury, you must see your GP as soon as possible, or visit the local A&E department if a more serious injury is suspected. Not only does this mean you get proper treatment, it also means there is evidence of those injuries that can support a personal injury lawsuit later.
Do I need to go to court?
This is very unlikely. Even if the third party refuses to admit they were to blame for your accident, and you decide to pursue the case to court, there is a significant chance it will be settled before this occurs.
Can I get more information?
You can find out more by speaking to a personal injury lawyer today – just call 0800 689 0500 now and you will reach the team at Accident Advice Helpline. You can also call on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. You’ll be able to discover how personal injury claim payments are worked out, and get answers to everything else you want to know, too, so it makes sense to call.
Category: Personal injury claims