Building a Personal Injury Case
Alex November 4, 2015
It is not an uncommon thing to fall victim of a personal injury. These accidents can occur anywhere and are affecting the lives of many people all over the world. A personal injury is when someone suffers harm after an accident because of the negligence of another person. If you or a loved one have been involved in such an accident, then you may be entitled to win damages in court. Below is a list of a few things you will need to know in order to begin building a case.
Statue of Limitation– A victim has a certain amount of time known as “the statute of limitation” to file a lawsuit. This law varies per state, but it is usually 2-3 years.
File a complaint- If you are still within the statute of limitation and are wanting to sue, you must file a complaint in the state the accident occurred in. The complaint is a detail explanation of your accident claims. This will be personally delivered to the other party by a state official summoning them to court. Claim damages include but are not limited to loss wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It is very common that many of these cases are handled by private settlements and do not actually make it to court.
Proof- In order to have a personal injury case you must prove that the other person (defendant) fail to fulfill a duty to you, which caused and accident and injured you. This can be caused from an intentional tort, liability or negligence.
Legal consulting- Attorneys are here to help. You need an expert to help you build your case and figure out options. Understanding laws and legal terminology, dealing with the insurance companies and guiding you every step of the way are just a few these we can do to help you. Lavan & Neidenberg are your personal injury attorneys.