When Do You Have a Claim for Personal Injury?

When Do You Have a Claim for Personal Injury?

If you have sustained an injury because of someone else’s fault, you could be eligible for compensation. You first have to determine the type of personal injury you suffered and proceed with your claim. This post will walk you through information about physical injury and why you need an attorney when filing a claim:

Kinds of Physical Injury

Physical injuries can result from different types of accidents, but car accidents are among the main causes. Even a minor accident can leave victims with long-term issues. If you were in a car accident that resulted from the other driver’s negligence, you can file a claim against the driver’s insurance carrier.

Another type of physical injury is one sustained in the workplace. Workplace injuries could range from cuts and sprains to serious ones such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and permanent disabilities.  An employee who suffers an injury while on the job can file for workers’ compensation benefits.

Moreover, medical malpractice can also lead to physical injuries which can happen when a health care provider acts out of their duty of care. This could happen if they administer the wrong prescription, commit surgical mistakes, offer poor advice, or fail to diagnose medical problems.

When to File a Case

If your injury leaves you with mounting medical bills or unable to work, you may want to file a claim for compensation. To increase your chances of getting fair and full compensation, you should let a Naqvi Accident Injury Law expert deal with the insurance company on your behalf or take your case to court if necessary.  Your lawyer will take into account your situation and needs when determining the true value of your claim. Because there is statute of limitations to follow, you should file your claim as soon as possible. In Las Vegas, you have three years from the date your injury occurred or one year from the date your injury was discovered.

How Your Attorney Can Help

An experienced personal injury attorney knows how to approach your case, the evidence to collect, and the amount of monetary compensation you should seek. First, they will assess your claim and inform you if you have a strong case. Then, they will start collecting evidence including witness reports, photographic or video evidence, and police statements. Your lawyer will work to prove the occurrence of your injury and that the defendant caused it.

Your attorney will negotiate a fair settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company. But, if the company refuses to make a reasonable offer, your attorney may take your case to court if you want it. 

Cristina Macias
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