When an individual is injured in a preventable accident, he or she can file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for his or her related damages. A personal injury claim can be complicated and if it cannot be resolved between the claimant and the negligent party’s insurance provider, the claimant may have to file a lawsuit to have the court rule on the case.
A victim can file a personal injury claim after being injured in any type of accident. A few specific types of personal injury claim include:
A victim’s injuries can be fairly minor, requiring minimal time out of work and medical treatment. They can also be severe, necessitating months of recovery time and extensive treatment like surgery and rehabilitative therapy. When a victim dies as the result of injuries sustained in an accident, his or her loved ones can seek compensation for their damages through a wrongful death claim.
A successful personal injury claim demonstrates how one party’s negligence directly caused another party to become injured and suffer damages as a result. If an individual or group is proven to have caused an accident and victim’s injury through negligence, that individual or group is liable for the victim’s damages. The victim can then recover compensation for his or her damages from the negligent party’s insurance provider.
In Michigan, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is three years from the date of the accident. For medical malpractice claims, it is two years from the date of the accident.
Your lawyer can help you obtain and use evidence to support your claim, which can include the following:
Your lawyer can also negotiate with the insurance provider on your behalf to help you seek an appropriate compensation amount for your damages.
Our team of personal injury lawyers at Nickola Law can help you seek the compensation you deserve for your personal injury damages. To learn more about filing and pursuing a personal injury claim, contact our firm today to schedule your free consultation with us.
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