When an individual is injured in an accident that could have been prevented if another party had taken greater care to prevent it, the victim can file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for his or her damages.
It can be easier to understand a personal injury claim by viewing examples of this type of claim. When a driver text messages while driving and collides with another vehicle, the injured driver of the other vehicle may file a personal injury claim alleging that the texting driver caused the accident and that he or she is liable for all resulting damages.
A few key terms to understand about personal injury claims include:
An injured victim can file a personal injury claim after being injured in nearly any type of accident. A few examples personal injury claim types our firm handles include:
A victim can suffer many different types of injury in an accident, like broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and soft tissue injuries. When an individual dies at the scene of his or her accident or later as the result of injuries sustained in the accident, his or her loved ones can file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for their damages related to the death.
If you are injured in an accident, you generally have three years to file a personal injury claim. In Michigan, this is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims. If your accident was a medical malpractice case, you have two years to file your claim.
You must provide sufficient evidence to show that your injury and financial damages were the direct result of the negligent party’s breach of his or her duty to others. This evidence can include:
If you are facing significant financial damages because of your preventable injury, schedule your free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer at Nickola Law today. Our team is here to help you understand the personal injury claim process and your rights as an injured claimant so you are empowered to make productive choices about moving forward with your claim.
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