If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit. This is a big decision, and it’s important to understand the benefits and risks of going to court before you make up your mind. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the reasons why filing a personal injury lawsuit may be a good idea for you. Keep in mind, though, that every situation is different, so please consult with an attorney before making any decisions about your case. Our team at Ayres, Cluster & Collins, P.A. handles personal injury cases in the following areas:
- Boating accidents
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Electric shock accidents
- Golf cart accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
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Reasons to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Seek Financial Compensation
Filing a personal injury lawsuit can help you get back on your feet financially. You may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. This money can help you cover costs that you wouldn’t have otherwise been able to afford.
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If you’re involved in an accident that’s not your fault, you could have a case and may be entitled to damages. Whether it’s a driving or boating accident, an accident on a construction site, a slip and fall, a golf cart accident or something else, a personal injury lawyer will review the case with you, guide you through the legal process and defend you in court.
This is one of the most common forms of malpractice (others include financial and legal malpractice), and it involves medical negligence by doctors, nurses and anyone in the medical profession who made an error that should have been prevented. If any other medical professional would have handled the situation differently, medical malpractice may be at hand. Types of medical malpractice include misdiagnosis (if the proper diagnosis could have led to prevention of further injury), failure to treat an injury, errors in surgery, birth injuries for both mother and/or child, and more.
If a loved one has passed due to medical malpractice, negligence, carelessness or violence, the family or other close individuals may file a claim on behalf of the deceased against the responsible party. This could be an individual, a medical practice, a care facility or something similar.
What Should You Do If Involved In An Accident?
First, seek medical help. Even if your injury is “not that bad,” you’ll want to see a doctor and receive a medical report that outlines and identifies the extent of your injuries.
Next, you’ll want to document the scene where your accident occured. If your injury is less severe, it may be possible to do this before leaving the scene. Take photos of everything, as this will aid in your case later if you decide to pursue one. If you must leave the scene right away to seek medical help due to severe injury, ask a friend or witness to document the scene.
You’ll also want to get the contact information of any witnesses who saw the accident occur. Ask for their names and phone numbers so they can be contacted later if needed.
Finally, once it’s safe to do so, you’ll want to contact a personal injury attorney. An attorney can help you negotiate with the insurance company to get the compensation you deserve. If the insurance company believes your case has a strong chance of winning in court, they may be willing to offer you a larger settlement than you would have received on your own. If it does go to court, your attorney will be there to represent you every step of the way.
When you’re injured in an accident, it’s important to remember that you have options. You don’t have to deal with the insurance company on your own – contact the personal injury attorneys at Ayres, Cluster & Collins, P.A. today and get started on the road to recovery.