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After you’ve been in an accident or experience an injury of some kind due to the actions of someone else, you likely will not be thinking about what you need to do next. You’ll probably think of hundreds of questions at the same time, and not have the answers to any of them. Coming up with a remedying plan of action at that exact moment is extremely difficult, but if you know these answers to some common questions already, you will be able to lessen your panic and recall the solutions you know.
- What is the exact process of a personal injury claim?
The first step of a personal injury case is filing a summons and complaint against the individual or party who caused your injury. This step is typically performed by a personal injury lawyer, who will be essential in helping you through the legal minutiae of your personal injury case.
- What counts as a personal injury?
Many people may just think of auto accidents when they hear the term personal injury. This assumption is a reasonable one, as automobile accidents make up 52% of all personal injury lawsuits. However, the other major cases under the umbrella of personal injury are medical malpractice, premises liability, wrongful death lawsuits, and product liability. Many other cases can also qualify as personal injury, so it is always best to consult with a lawyer before proceeding with your case type.
- Will I have to go to trial for my personal injury case?
A large majority of personal injury cases do not make it to trial. Most likely, your lawyer will work to settle your case before the trial date. Cases only typically go to trial when there are disputed facts or a contested legal issue, as the court could rule either way. However, if you carefully build your case and gather all of the necessary evidence, the other party will likely agree that your claim is strong and reach a settlement.
There are a lot of moving parts in a personal injury case, but an experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate them. Whether you are in a car accident or are a victim of medical malpractice, be sure to pursue your personal injury case with an experienced counsel by your side.