Accidents happen. When an accident happens because somebody did not take the care he or she could have taken to prevent it from happening, the injured victim can file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for his or her damages. Damages in a personal injury claim can include medical bills, lost wages, and any other financial hardships related to the victim’s injury.
There are a few important terms you need to understand in order to understand your personal injury case. They are:
Many different types of accidents can stem from an individual or group’s negligence. Examples of accidents that can be cited in personal injury claims include:
A victim can suffer a variety of injuries in an accident. Some of these injuries, like sprains and minor cuts, can heal fairly quickly and easily. Others, like traumatic brain injuries and severe burns, can have a permanent impact on the victim’s life. In some cases, victims die as a result of their injuries. In these cases, the victim’s loved ones can seek compensation for their damages through a wrongful death claim.
In Michigan, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years from the date of the accident in most cases. For medical malpractice claims, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident. Once the statute of limitations expires, the victim cannot recover compensation for his or her damages.
The claimant must provide evidence that shows how the negligent party’s actions directly caused his or her injury and resulting financial damages with his or her personal injury claim. This evidence can include the following:
The more evidence a claimant can provide, the better his or her chance of recovering compensation for his or her damages.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. To learn more about this process, contact our team of experienced personal injury lawyers at Nickola Law today to schedule your free legal consultation with us.
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