Personal injury is defined as an injury to the body instead of an injury to physical property. Besides the body, it could also include injuries to the mind or emotions as well. It deals with physical injuries such as broken bones, fractures or bruises that are gained from an accident. It also deals with the emotional and psychological injury that is felt as a direct result of trauma sustained through a horrible experience.
When you file a personal injury claim it is, most of the time, a result of someone else being negligent and causing your harm. It is important that if you find yourself faced with a claim such as this that you become informed as to the kinds of damages that you may be entitled to. These damages include medical care, lost wages, physical disability, emotional damages as well as damaged property. You may need to seek the advice of legal counsel while in the midst of your claim.
The reason for this is because often insurance companies will attempt to settle these claims as fast as they possibly can. Understand that insurance companies are in the business of making money. They do not like paying any type of claims because this takes money out of their coffers. The insurance company will argue whatever they deem necessary in order to pay out as little as they can on your claim.
These arguments include that there were gaps in treatment, you received too little or too much treatment for your specified injuries, that you may have had an old injury to your body or that there was minimal damage to the vehicles involved in the case of a vehicle accident. If you have been the victim of injuries suffered by the neglectful actions of others, it may be in your best interest to hire a solicitor that is qualified to handle your case.
They will be able to evaluate your injuries, (although not medically), gather needed evidence, reports and information, negotiate with all the involved parties as well as represent you should the case need to go to court. There are several things a personal injury solicitor can do in your case depending on the circumstances of your claim.
If you were involved in a car accident, they can assist in determining the other party’s involvement in the accident. This is done by examining police reports and interviewing witnesses. If you were involved in a motorcycle or bicycle accident, they can help identity who was at fault.
It is important that if you have a case of the personal injury that you seek the services of an experienced and qualified lawyer who can assist you in either settling your case out of court or taking your case to court. Either way, you deserve compensation for any pain and suffering that was caused by another’s negligence.