Filing a claim for compensation in a personal injury case is something that you can do if you were injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault. If you are considering filing a claim for compensation, there are several points that you should be aware of. Each of these points can have an impact on your claim for compensation.
The first point that you should know is that your claim is filed in the civil court system. Filing this claim for compensation with the appropriate court is the start of your case. You should file your claim in a timely manner because there is a statute of limitations that sets time limits for all personal injury cases. If you don’t file your claim before that time limit runs out, you will probably be out of luck.
Most personal injury claims are resolved through a settlement. In these cases, you and your representation would meet with the defendant and their representation to see if a settlement can be worked out. This option is usually a faster way to resolve your case than going to trial. Generally, you would have to agree that you wouldn’t take any further action for the claim in order to get a settlement.
Understanding all of the points that pertain to your particular case can be difficult. The points that apply to each case depends on the specifics of your case. It is crucial that you ensure all applicable points are covered in your claim so that you can get your case moving through the court system.
Source: FindLaw, “Personal Injury Law: The Basics,” accessed June 03, 2016