Personal Injury Claim 101: Understanding the Process From Beginning to End
In this article, we will discuss what personal injury claims entail and how to proceed. We will also cover the Time Limits and Liability of the Defendant as well as the Damages that you may be able claim and the Pre-litigation stage. In this article, we will also look at the importance of taking photos and videos of your injuries. We will also discuss what the Defendant can do to protect their rights and how to prepare for your case prior to filing.
Time limits for
Personal injury claims must be filed within a specified time frame. There are some exceptions, however. A minor, for example, has more time to file a suit after turning 18. Generally, a car accident that causes injury to a minor has a two-year statute of limitations. In Colorado, a similar statute applies. Depending on the type of injury and the state, you may have more time to file a personal injury claim after the date of the incident.
The liability of the defendant
In a personal injury case, defendants have many defense options. In many cases, defendants attempt to limit their liability by delaying or denying the onset of injuries. In other cases, defendants argue that the injuries existed before the accident, thereby preventing them from being liable for the damages. However, courts have developed legal tools to help defendants avoid liability in these situations.
Damages you can recover
The amount of compensation you can recover from a personal injury claim depends on the type of accident and its severity. For example, in an auto accident, you may be awarded the value of a totaled car or a total loss of use. Personal property and your home could be damaged. Calculate the value of any property that has been damaged or lost and then demand a fair amount. In the end, you might win the case.
Pre-litigation for personal injuries claims is available if you have been hurt by someone else’s negligence. Pre-litigation begins when an insurance company contacts the victim and opens a case. Although this is not a formal lawsuit it involves an investigation and the collection valuable information. Before the pre-litigation process is completed, you can also demand compensation.
If you have been in an accident and sustained injuries, you may be entitled to a settlement from the responsible party. Personal injury claims are not always easy to win. Personal injury claims can be very complex. You should seek compensation for the pain and suffering that you have suffered and for the effects the injuries have had on your life. Although a small “token” amount may be enough to compensate you for the inconvenience, more serious injuries can lead to a lifetime of suffering.
You should consult experts
Depending on the facts of your case you may be able use an expert witness to explain the details and how your injuries are likely recover. You may also be able to use an expert witness to testify in court. These experts are highly qualified and have extensive knowledge in the area of personal injury law. Their testimony will be crucial to your case. These are the types of experts you should hire for your claim.