Been Injured? Here’s How to File a Personal Injury Claim

Accidents are a part of life, although there are some that are the result of someone else being at fault. If you’ve had an accident or have been injured because of the negligence of another person, it’s time to call an attorney and arrange a personal injury claim.

The size of the personal injury claim depends on the size of the accident and injury. You can use these kinds of claims to pay for medical fees, as compensation for the emotional distress the action caused, or to make up for the wages missed out on because you couldn’t work. Here’s how to file a personal injury claim and get the justice you deserve.

Find Legal Ground

Before contacting Alexander Begum and filing the personal injury claim, you need to have legal grounds on which to see the other party. So, if you were injured in a car accident that another negligent driver caused, you have a clear case and legal ground to sue. There are some situations that might not be as clear cut as a car accident though.

If you were to slip and fall in a shop that didn’t put up a “wet floor” sign, then it could be seen as just an accident. You could sue them for not putting up the wet floor sign as they should or, depending on the province, you might not be able to. Start out by running a quick Google search to find if there is precedent for a case like yours in your state. If you aren’t sure about your legal ground, then contact Alex Begum for a free consultation to find out more.

Get the Evidence

There isn’t a set process to filing personal injury claims, but gathering evidence you can present to insurers, lawyers, and the court is absolutely essential. Were you in a car accident? If so, then ask the bystanders, police officers, and emergency workers to attest to your situation. Consider making notes of the conversations you have with these people.

Bills are another form of evidence; such as hospital bills after being injured. You will have to prove that the injuries caused a financial or emotional loss if you want to claim damages. Income statements, bills, and doctor statements will help you out here. Alex Begum can also help you gather evidence to support your claim.

Timing is Key

Timing is everything in these situations. You need to sue the other party with as little delay as possible. If you leave the situation for a few months – or even years – then the personal injury claim isn’t going to stand up in court. Waiting too long could lead to losing key evidence, losing track of witnesses, and the case going cold. There are also time limits to some personal injury claims; especially if you are suing a government agency. Learn more about these limits and don’t hesitate to file the lawsuit.

Send a Notification of Intent to Sue

So you have gathered your evidence and you’re ready to sue? The next step is to send the party a letter notifying that you intend to sue them. This letter doesn’t mean that you will actually sue them, but it can cause the other party to contact you and arrange a settlement. Sometimes they will want to settle the matter and not let it go to court. Settling is less bothersome and expensive for both parties, which is why settlements are sent and – usually – accepted.

Get a Good Lawyer

As is the case with any legal issue, a good lawyer is a must. Alex Begum has all the qualifications to be the best lawyer for you. He was one of only fifty lawyers accepted to the Trial Lawyers College program, and studied law, business administration, and finance at Trinity University, Texas Tech University, and Harvard University. Alexander Begum also gives back to the community. He has done plenty of pro bono work, and donated thousands of dollars to a range of charitable organisations. He has also won plenty of awards, including being named one of the best personal injury lawyers under 40, and the best personal injury lawyer in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn’t know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.