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Why You Should Always Consider Filing A Personal Injury Claim
If you have been injured after having been involved in an accident or incident, caused by the negligence of some other party you should consider filing a claim with our law firm. It’s simply not fair that you should have to put up with the inconvenience, the pain, and the anguish to say nothing of the financial repercussions associated with this action. You may feel anger at one moment and despair at the next. You don’t know how you’re going to make ends meet until you are able to recover from the injuries you have sustained. You don’t know how you’re going to be able to pay for the damages in this particular case. The other individual or organization may be denying responsibility and you may feel particularly annoyed that they would take this position. After all, in your eyes, it’s all clear-cut.
A lot of emotions are welling around inside you at these times. Few of us are legal experts, who may have first-hand knowledge of what to do in these situations. Thankfully, injuries caused by others don’t generally happen to the same person on a regular basis and this may well be the first time that you have experienced this discomfort. You may find you have no response whatsoever when you approach the other party to see what they’re going to do about the situation. Filing a formal complaint may be one way of showing that you’re displeased, but will it lead to any concrete action? An apology is one thing, but you’ve suffered some significant losses, pain, and anguish here and it’s therefore quite understandable that you should be seeking some form of compensation.
In cases like these, you should consider filing a personal injury claim through the legal system. You can claim compensation in two distinct areas. First, you can look for what is known as general damages and these will be payments made as compensation for the pain and suffering, or for a loss of earnings going forward. Secondly, you can look for special damages to cover the actual financial losses that you have incurred so far. These will include for example medical expenses, costs of repairing your property that was damaged in the incident, and so on.
By and large, you have two years to put such a claim forward
It’s always a good idea to consult with experts in this field, who will help you to navigate your way through the process and also help you to calculate how much compensation you should be pursuing. You should know that you can discuss no-win, no-fee agreements with your legal representative. In many cases, your attorney will take on your case on this basis meaning that you don’t have to pay them any legal fees for their services unless you win your case.
In truth, many of us would like to avoid any interaction with the legal system if we can help it. However, unfortunate situations like these may arise and you certainly need to be looking after your best interest.