If you were recently injured in an accident, you probably have a lot of questions. If you’re considering a personal injury claim, here are 6 frequently asked questions that you might encounter.
1. What is negligence?
If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, then they failed to uphold a legal duty of care. When people behave in a reckless manner, they put other lives at risk. Negligence is one of the necessary components of a personal injury lawsuit.
2. What if I think I’m at fault?
If you think you’re at fault, don’t mention it to anyone else, especially an insurance company. Even if you are partially responsible for an accident, you may be able to receive some compensation.
3. Should I take the insurance company’s offer to settle?
Accepting the first settlement offer is usually a bad idea. Many insurers will low ball the offer and hope you accept so the company can save money in the long run.
4. What is a statute of limitations?
A statute of limitations is the period of time you have to file a lawsuit after an accident. The time limits vary based on the personal injury.
5. Do I have to sue?
You always have a choice whether or not to sue. Your attorney will advise you on the best course of action, but it is ultimately your decision if you’re unable to obtain a reasonable settlement offer.
6. Do I need a lawyer?
Lawyers know all of the tricks that insurance companies will try to use against you. It is highly advisable that you hire an attorney to help you navigate through the steps associated with a personal injury case.
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