Do not settle straight away: An hour after the crash, you get a call from the other driver’s insurer to say how sorry they are to hear about the crash and how they can deposit $10,000 in your account straight away if you give them your bank details.
Personal Injury Law
What is personal injury law?
Personal injury law involves injury which is caused accidentally, not intentionally, by another’s failure to use reasonable care. This type of law covers situations in which a person’s body, mind, or emotions are hurt, usually due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness. It includes wrongful death and situations where an injury results in a fatality.
How do liability and negligence relate to an insurance claim?
A person may be liable for the injury due to negligent or reckless action. The resulting injury must have been caused by the at-fault party, and must have been a foreseeable result of the at-fault party’s negligent action. So even if someone who commits a negligent action didn't intend for someone to get injured, that negligent party may still be the defendant in a personal injury claim.
What types of personal injury claims are most common?
Types of personal injury lawsuits often arise from automobile, bicycle, pedestrian, boating, aircraft, commercial trucking, and other kinds of vehicle accidents. Personal injury claims can also arise from medical malpractice, defective products, and slip-and-fall claims.
Why do people hire injury attorneys?
A successful personal injury claim may recover monetary funds for medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, emotional pain and suffering, burial costs, and other financial costs that result from the injury. Typically, a personal injury lawyer is hired to oversee the claim, to let an injured person focus on healing without the stress of dealing with the legal side of the accident. Injury lawyers typically offer a no-cost consultation, so there is no downside to speaking with a lawyer about your potential claim.
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While it’s extremely annoying when insurers deny your injury claim, it’s a routine practice. So what do you do when this happens to you?
You may have suffered damages to your person as well as to your automobile or vehicle. The good news is that many of these damages can be financially recovered.
It’s important to know that even if your personal injury seems small if it caused you significant financial trouble or pain and suffering, it may still be worth your while to make a claim.
Simply put, a statute of limitations is a rule put in place that forbids someone from coming forward and launching a legal suit as a result of a specific incident or crime after a specific time.
Being thoughtful and responsible on your social media accounts can help your lawyer build your case and will not give the person you’re facing the upper hand in court.
So, how do you make the call? When should you pick up the phone and call a personal injury lawyer?
As Erika focused on getting better, the firm went to war with the insurance company. The challenge was getting the insurance company to cover the vehicle hit by the at-fault driver, Erika’s SUV.
So, while you get a quick offer that avoids a lot of stress and hassle now, that all can come back at you in much greater force later.
From the onset of the claim we let the liability adjuster know that we believed the at-fault driver’s actions were not only negligent but completely reckless.
Texas law requires every driver to carry insurance when operating a motor vehicle. But, waving a magic wand and requiring everyone to do so by law doesn’t mean that everyone will follow through.
Yes. It’s boring reading. But it can greatly affect fault and how much you may or may not be able to win in an auto accident injury case.
¿Lesionado en un Accidente Automovilístico? Siga los Siguientes Pasos Para Presentar un Reclamo por Lesiones Personales
Afortunadamente, si un conductor negligente le ha causado lesiones serias, está dentro de sus derechos buscar una compensación económica por sus lesiones si presenta un reclamo por lesiones personales.
Here are four ways to avoid damaging your personal injury case brought to you by the attorneys at Mullen & Mullen Law Firm.
Our client was on the job at the time of the car accident thus he had the option of filing a Workers’ Compensation claim. We discovered, however, that the vehicle he was operating was also covered under his employer’s large UM/UIM (uninsured/underinsured) motorist policy.
So here’s some straight talk: Insurance companies do not exist to fairly compensate injured victims. They exist to make money for executives and shareholders.
One of the tricks insurance adjusters will try is to get a recording of you talking about your accident and claim. Of course they will try to get in writing anything about you that they can, including your complete medical records.
If a defendant is found negligent and responsible in an accident, the defendant is also responsible for compensating all future financial losses which are attributable to their negligent conduct.
If you’re on this site, you are getting to know the ins and outs of personal injury law. You may be wondering, what exactly is a personal injury claim?
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