When you are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit or claim, you want to know as much about the options as possible. While your personal injury attorney can fill you in as you work together, it can help if you are prepared before meeting with your attorney. Many people find that the more familiar they are with personal injury law, the more comfortable they are as they work through their claim or lawsuit. Want to see what our team can do for you after someone else’s negligence has caused you to become injured? Call Yearin Law Offices now. We look forward to speaking with you.
Top Personal Injury Law Facts
We know that when it comes to different areas of law, things can be confusing. Here are a few facts to help you understand more about personal injury law when you are considering filing a lawsuit or a claim.
- The time limit for cases will vary. You may think that your accident was not that big of a deal so filing a personal injury claim against someone else should not take too long. This is common with people who were in minor car accidents or slipped an fell on someone else’s property. While it may seem obvious that the accident occurred because of someone else’s negligence, that does not necessarily mean that the case is open and shut. Instead, we will still need to gather evidence, witness statements, medical records, and other items for your claim.
- You don’t have to go to court. Many people who are filing a personal injury claim are nervous because they believe they must prepare for the inevitable: going to court. While you should always prepare, you may not have to go to court. In fact, these types of cases can be settled outside of the courtroom.
- There is a time limit. This is extremely important to remember because if you do not file your personal injury claim within the allotted amount of time, you will be unable to file one. A good rule of thumb is always “the sooner, the better.”
- Don’t expect the same amount of money as someone else. Your best friend may have been in a similar car accident as you and had all of her medical expenses covered as well as expenses to fix her car. This does not mean you will get a similar amount if you win your claim. Remember, each personal injury case is going to be unique to the individual even if it seems generally similar to another person’s case.