Without the help of a personal injury attorney, you might feel overwhelmed by your negligence claim. A personal injury claim typically requires filing a claim with the insurance company, presenting supporting evidence, negotiation, and sometimes a lawsuit. At Farmer and Wright, PLLC, we will work with you to get the compensation you deserve — and give you peace of mind while you recover from your injuries.
What Is a Personal Injury Claim?If you were injured due to someone’s negligence, you may have a personal injury claim. There are many types of personal injury claims, including the following:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents: Drivers, passengers, and pedestrians might have claims if they sustain injuries during a collision.
- Premises liability: Property owners are liable for injuries caused by hazardous conditions on their property (such as injuries from a slip and fall).
- Product liability: Manufacturers and retailers must compensate people who are injured by a defective or dangerous product.
- Workers’ Compensation and Jones Act claims: If you are injured at work, you are eligible for valuable benefits (including compensation for your wage loss and coverage of your medical bills).
What Should I Do If I Suffer Injuries During an Accident?If you are in an accident, it’s important to preserve your evidence. Once you are out of danger, you should:
- Immediately contact law enforcement and cooperate with their investigation,
- Seek necessary medical attention (and follow your doctor’s orders),
- Take photos of the accident scene and your injuries,
- Exchange contact and insurance information with the other party involved (such as a negligent driver or the property owner),
- Get witnesses’ names as well as contact information,
- File a claim with the correct insurance company,
- Collect information that supports your claim (such as medical bills and records and proof of your lost wages),
- Give your doctors and the insurance company accurate information about your accident, your symptoms, and your ability to do daily activities, and
- Educate yourself about both your rights and responsibilities by speaking with a personal injury attorney.
Proving a Personal Injury ClaimA successful personal injury claim has evidence showing:
- The other party was negligent,
- This negligence caused your injuries, and
- You have damages (such as wage loss, pain and suffering, and medical bills).