Did you know that if you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation?
Unfortunately, the process of filing a personal injury lawsuit is complex and often confusing. What’s more: knowing what steps to take and how to navigate the legal system can be daunting.
This post will provide an overview of filing a personal injury lawsuit.
How to File a Personal Injury Claim
The first step in filing a personal injury claim is to contact an experienced attorney who specializes in this type of law. The attorney will first review your case and then advise you on the best course of action moving forward.
In some cases, the attorney may be able to negotiate a settlement with the other party without having to file a lawsuit; however, if that isn’t possible, then your personal injury lawyer can help guide you through every step of filing a lawsuit.
The Statute Of Limitations
It’s crucial to keep in mind that there’s typically a statute of limitations for filing personal injury lawsuits in most states; this means that it’s essential to file your claim promptly in order for it not to be time-barred.
Depending on where you live, this statute of limitations can range from one year up to six years or more, depending on the nature of your claim and any extenuating circumstances involved. (Here in Massachusetts, our statute of limitations for personal injury cases is three years.)
This is another reason why it’s always best practice to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible after an incident occurs to decide whether or not it makes sense for you to pursue legal action.
Proof Of Negligence
Additionally, in order for any personal injury claim or lawsuit to be successful, there must be proof that another person was responsible for causing your injuries due to their own negligence or wrongful conduct. Your attorney will work with you to gather evidence such as medical records, eyewitness accounts, photographs, videos, and other items to help prove that negligence took place in your case.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit requires knowledge and experience navigating the legal system – something only an experienced attorney should handle on behalf of their client. So before filing any claims or lawsuits related to personal injuries, make sure you’ve consulted with an experienced attorney who can help guide you through each step necessary for seeking justice and obtaining maximum compensation for your losses due to another individual’s negligence or wrongful conduct.
By understanding each step involved in filing a personal injury lawsuit and working together with an experienced lawyer, you can feel confident knowing that all avenues are being explored, so that justice is served while also ensuring optimal recovery from any physical or emotional damages incurred due to another’s negligence or wrongdoing.
Have you been injured due to someone else’s negligence?
At Jenkins-Bryant & Surrette Law, we’re dedicated to seeking justice for those who have suffered due to another party. Our attorneys have expertise in personal injury law and will work hard to make sure your case is heard loud and clear. We understand that this time can be difficult and confusing, so rest assured that our team will handle all aspects of your case with professionalism and compassion. Contact JBS Law today and start down the road toward healing!