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Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim

Do I have a personal injury claim? You are probably asking this question because you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, and you are wondering if you have or should make a personal injury claim.

You may have been injured in a car accident, a slip and fall accident or some other type of accident. The accident was caused by the negligence of someone else.

You are wondering whether you have a personal injury claim for your injury. You want to know if you should make a personal injury claim.

Another party


Personal injury is a legal term referring to an injury to a person’s body, mind or emotions. This is an injury caused by another party, which may be an individual, business, corporation or government agency.

A personal injury claim is what is known as a tort claim. It is a claim against the party responsible for your injury. In most instances, the claim alleges that your injury occurred as a result of the negligence of the other party.

With this in mind, you want to know if you have a personal injury claim. Even if your injury is minor and superficial, you can still make a claim to be compensated for your injury.

Settlement offer


If this is the case, you probably will not need the assistance of a personal injury attorney. However, do not be in a hurry to accept a settlement offer because what appears to be a minor injury may turn out to be serious and long-term.

On the other hand, if your injury is severe or long-term, or if it has left you with some type of either partial or total permanent disability, you definitely have a persona injury claim. You will also need the assistance of a personal injury attorney to get all of the compensation for your injury you are entitled to.

You may say, “Why do I need the help of a personal injury attorney?” For one thing, you have probably never before been involved in a personal injury claim or know the first thing about what can prove to be a complicated legal process in order to make and win your claim.

Other party


Another reason is that you can be sure the other party will have an experienced person injury attorney or team of attorneys representing them. If you do not have a personal injury attorney on your side, you will have to go up against professional, experienced attorneys, yourself.

You may say, “I do have a personal injury claim, but I can’t afford a personal injury attorney.” The good news is that you can.

The reason for this is that most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. They have to win your claim, or you do not owe them anything.

Percentage


If a personal injury attorney wins your claim, they receive a percentage of the compensation you are awarded. This percentage varies from state to state, but it is usually around one third of the amount you are compensated.

The wise thing to do is to contact a personal injury attorney and have your claim evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.

Article written by James Shugart

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