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What Do You Face in a Personal Injury Claim

What do you face in a personal injury claim? This is an important question to consider if you are filing a personal injury claim as a result of injuries you sustained in an accident that was not your fault.

You suffered injuries in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party. You were the innocent victim of that accident.

You believe you should be entitled to receive compensation for the injuries you sustained. As a result, you are going to file a personal injury claim against the party responsible for the accident.

You would like to know what you are up against. What do you face in a personal injury claim?

Your own memory


The first thing you may have to face is your own memory. You may have experienced serious physical and emotional trauma and pain as a result of the accident. The accident may have left you dazed and confused. You may not be able to clearly remember how the accident happened.

The other party and their attorney will try to use this against you. They will try to deny that their client was responsible for the accident.

This is why it is extremely important to take as many pictures as you can of the accident scene and your injuries. Witnesses who will testify on your behalf are also very important if you are going to win your personal injury claim.

Experienced


You are probably going to have to face an attorney or a law firm that is experienced in defending personal injury claims. For this and other reasons, it is nearly always a bad idea to try and pursue a personal injury claim by yourself. You will need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side, fighting for you.

Another thing you may have to face in a personal injury claim is that your injuries and/or damages are to the extent that you will have to miss weeks of work. This will mean a loss of income.

You may think that you cannot afford a personal injury attorney. However, the good news is that most personal injury attorneys work on what is known as a contingency fee basis. What this means is that if the attorney wins your claim, they receive a percentage of your compensation.

Owe nothing


On the other hand, if you do not win your claim, you do not owe the attorney anything. However, you may owe certain court costs or attorney costs. You should discuss this with your attorney at the time you retain their services. Again, with many personal injury attorneys, if you lose your personal injury claim, you will not owe anything at all.

Another thing you may face in a personal injury claim is being intimidated at the thought of having to go to court in order to win your claim. You may not want to go to court. You may be apprehensive and nervous about going to court.

Again, this is where it is important to have a personal injury attorney standing with you. The wise thing to do is to contact 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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