Personal Injury

What does personal injury include when filing a claim?

If you’ve recently been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, a personal injury lawsuit can get you the compensation you deserve. Before you begin the process of filing a claim, you likely want to know what to expect, including what steps are required and the timeline. Unsurprisingly, the two biggest factors that determine how fast a case is resolved are time and money. While there are exceptions, getting more money in a settlement often means more time that the case is open. Every type of personal injury lawsuit is slightly different. Here are a few of the most common incidents and the claim process of each:

Car/Motorcycle Accident

If you’re considering filing a claim, do not speak with the other person’s insurance carrier. You are under no obligation to do so. In the event that you do decide to file, your lawyer can handle communication between all parties. The first step to begin the lawsuit, is filing a complaint with the court, including the events that occured and damages incurred. Next, you’ll provide notice to the other party, also known as “serving” them the complaint. The defendant will be given an opportunity to provide an answer to your complaint, and from there both parties will begin forming their defense. Depending on whether you accept the settlement offer, your case may be settled in or out of court.

Pedestrian Accident

The most important thing to determine before pursuing a pedestrian accident lawsuit is who is at fault. In most cases, the pedestrian is not at fault, even if he or she was not in a crosswalk at the time of the accident. Before filing the lawsuit document everything from injuries and medical bills to lost wages and transportation costs as a result of the accident. Once you’ve done all that you can, it’s time to contact a lawyer to present your case.

Brain Injury Lawsuit

A brain injury could be caused by a variety of incidents, but the best first step is to speak with a professional. It’s important to contact a lawyer since brain injury lawsuits are complex legal and medical issues. They will help collect details of your case before presenting it in court.

Wrongful Death

There are over 200k deaths for injury related cases every year. If someone you love is in the two percent of those that take place in Colorado, call The Boyle Law Firm for a free consultation call to discuss your options. Wrongful death lawsuits are nearly always a result of gross negligence and deserve to be compensated.

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