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Do I Really Need to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Do I really need to file a personal injury lawsuit? You may be asking this question if you have been injured and/or suffered damages as the innocent victim of an accident or incident that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions or behavior of another party.

If you are like most people, you really do not want to get involved in a lawsuit. You do not want to have to go to court, and you really do not like the idea of having to deal with an attorney.

However, if your injuries are serious and are causing you expensive medical bills and/or your damages are costly and expensive, you would like to be fairly compensated for those injuries and/or damages. You also believe that the party responsible for your injuries and/or damages should be held accountable.

How serious


In order to know whether you really need to file a personal injury lawsuit, the first thing you need to consider is, “How serious are your injuries and/or damages?” If your injuries and/or damages are minor, you probably will not need to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to be fairly compensated. However, keep in mind, that injuries which appear to be minor and insignificant, can turn out to be serious, long-lasting and expensive.

On the other hand, as mentioned above, if your injuries and/or damages are serious, costly and expensive, you are probably going to have to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to receive fair compensation. This is due to the fact that the other party’s insurance company will try their best to get you to accept a monetary settlement that is as low as possible.

Time limit


If you do decide to file a personal injury lawsuit, you need to realize that there is a time limit for doing so. The time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit varies from state to state. The time limit is known as “statutes of limitations”.

Statutes of limitations are what they sound like. They set the amount of time that you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. You may have a valid personal injury lawsuit, but if you wait to file that lawsuit until after the deadline, you may have lost your opportunity to be fairly compensated for your injuries and/or damages. The statutes of limitations in some states for filing a personal injury lawsuit is only one year.

Not by yourself


If you really do need to file a personal injury lawsuit, you do not want to do this by yourself. You will definitely need the help and advice of a personal injury attorney.

One of the reasons for this is you can bet the other party will have an attorney or attorneys representing them who are experienced in handling personal injury lawsuits. Do you really want to go up against an attorney or group of attorneys, yourself?

In addition, a personal injury attorney will know all of the legalities that have to do with filing a personal injury lawsuit. The wise thing to do is to talk to a personal injury attorney and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.

Article written by James Shugart

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