Injuries are costly. Workplace injuries and illnesses alone cost companies at least $170 billion.
While some injuries occur purely due to an accident, sometimes you get hurt due to other people’s negligence.
Have you been injured due to another person’s actions? You might have a case for a personal injury lawsuit. Keep reading below for a detailed guide with everything you need to know.
What Even is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
A lawsuit, on the other hand, is when you move directly to sue for a personal injury.
The type of cases that are most common includes traffic accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and workplace accidents. Dog bites are also included.
Filing Deadlines to Know
Many states have about a two-year window where you can bring your case to the court. But it can actually range from one to ten years.
What You Will Need for Your Case
Burden of proof in these cases lies with you, the one filing the lawsuit. If your case does not settle and it reaches a judge or jury, you will have to prove that more likely than not what you are saying is true.
Depending on your specific case, the process may look slightly different. For example, if you are injured on the job, you will file a workers’ compensation claim.
Typically, an employee is not legally allowed to sue an employer over an accident.
Hiring a Lawyer
Basically, this means you as a client don’t have to pay anything to start. The attorney only gets paid if you win your case. They will take a percentage of the overall amount.
Things to Include in Your Settlement
Time to Get Your Rightful Compensation
If you have some questions or want our legal opinion on a potential case, please reach out for a free consultation.