If you were on the receiving end of an injury – one that is usually born out of recklessness or a lack of care, rather than any sort of malicious intent – you can often sue the party responsible under the category of a personal injury suit. However, you may not wish to go to court. You lawyer may advise you that settling out of court is a preferable experience. If you are thinking of settling out of court, you have doubtlessly have questions about the experience. Read on and discover a few commonly asked questions about settling out of court for a personal injury suit.
Is There A Statute Of Limitations On A Personal Injury Case?
For whatever reason, settling out of court maybe did not work well for you. Perhaps the potential plaintiff did not agree to pay the damages requested, or perhaps the plaintiff genuinely believes that he or she is innocent. Regardless, you should be aware that there is a time limit on how long you can sue the potential plaintiff from the time that the accident took place. However, determining how long the statute of limitations is depends on the state in which the accident took place. Consult with your attorney or ask the court directly about the statute of limitations that are in place for personal injury suits before you begin working on a settlement.
What Should You Do After You Have Been Injured And Wish To File A Personal Injury Claim?
It should be noted that if you wish to file a claim, do not wait around. Begin working on filing a claim as soon as you can. Make sure you take robust notes and write down descriptions of the accident while it is still fresh in your mind. If there is documentation of the accident, be it video or still photos, try to find these pieces of media. In the world of omnipresent mobile phones, it is becoming easier and easier to collect such documents. You must also notify individuals with whom you are filing the claim against. Finally, talk to people who may have witnessed the accident and see if these individuals will testify on your behalf.
If you have suffered an injury due to an accident and someone is at fault, the person in question may be held liable for damages. Speak to a personal injury attorney (like those at Dunnigan & Messier P.C.) for more robust details regarding the issue.