Every year, in every part of the world, thousands of people suffer injuries due to no fault of others. Such injuries, which are caused due to negligence of others, are known as personal injuries and victims are legally eligible to file a claim for such injuries. The personal injuries can be caused by several factors like motor vehicle accidents, commercial accidents, injuries at workplace, slip, trip and falls, etc. A victim of personal injury is entitled to file a claim for personal injury against that person or insurance company in order to receive fair and rightful compensation.
More about Personal Injury Compensation
The type of accident, cause of accident, how much injuries are sustained, total monetary and physical loss suffered due to it, etc. are certain factors which are considered while filing for compensation amount. As specified in law, it is mandatory to file a claim for personal injury and settle the claim within specified time frame after occurrence of injury. However, the time limit varies from kind of personal injury and from state to state.
Is it Necessary to hire Personal Injury Lawyer?
If a injury is minor one and does not result in loss of work or any substantial monetary losses, victim can easily settle it himself in small claims court without the help of personal injury lawyer. However, if victim has suffered serious injuries, which resulted in loss of work and monetary losses, then it is advise to consult with reputed and experienced personal injury lawyers. Such lawyers, after studying the case in depth, decide their action of plan and file a claim for personal injury accordingly.
Personal injury lawyers charge fee on contingent basis or agreement. The agreement states that these lawyers will charge fee if they win the case, otherwise no fee would be charged. Furthermore, if they win the case, they will charge fee as certain percentage of settlement amount. The percentage is determined on the basis of difficulty of case, type of personal…