What Happens When You File a Personal Injury Claim?
It occurs every day, whether through accident or negligence, people are injured as a result of the actions of others. Unfortunately, it is also true that many injured parties fail to pursue a remedy for their injuries because they do not understand, or worse, fear the legal process that would ultimately compensate them for their loss.
To alleviate this fear look at how a personal injury claim is typically handled.
When the facts are in and they indicate your injury was the result of another’s negligence, a personal injury attorney will usually contact the offending party and attempt to negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement. Although an agreement may be made out of court, the council of a personal injury attorney can help in assuring that the full measure of your damages is documented and you receive the level of compensation you deserve.
If no agreement can be made a personal injury lawsuit will be filed. Your attorney will outline your injuries and spell out your losses, including medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. Your lawyer will set the precedence and grounds on which your claim is based to build a solid case to prove the other parties negligence was responsible for the injuries you received.
With the components of the case in order and a strong well documented claim in hand your attorney may, again, seek an out of court settlement. Often insurance companies, faced with inevitable litigation, are willing to come to a mutually beneficial settlement. Settling out of court avoids the added expense and anxiety involved in litigation, as well as expediting any compensation due you. Your attorney can put together a fair settlement that is structured to mediate your losses and take advantage of certain tax benefits.
Should all attempts at mediation fail, or your case involves more than simple monetary damages where future problems and consequences are involved your lawyer will represent you in court. By presenting a strong case your personal injury attorney will fight to make sure your settlement is large enough to provide for your future as well as compensating you for monetary damages.
If you have been injured as the result of another person’s negligence do not let fear of the unknown keep you from the compensation you deserve. The Colorado Springs personal injury attorneys at Heuser & Heuser provide a highly qualified team to back your claim during negotiations, or in court to fight for the compensation you deserve.