By Hampton & Pigott
Posted on 10-15-2020
Hampton & Pigott is here to help you when you feel the need to protect your rights. If you or a loved one has recently been involved in an accident that has caused injury, you may be considering filing a claim. If so, no doubt you have questions regarding the subject. That is why we want to go over some general information to consider when thinking about filing a personal injury claim.
For starters, what even is a personal injury case? Well, a personal injury case is for individuals who have suffered injury from an accident or incident where the legal responsibility for their injuries falls on someone other than them. So, any medical bills or pain and suffering will be handled by the other party’s insurance. A personal injury case can end up with one of two outcomes, a formal lawsuit, or an informal settlement.
Injured parties have a limited window in which they can file a claim. These vary depending on the nature of the injury and based on state. So, to figure out the statute of limitations involving your personal circumstances, be sure to check for your specific state. Generally, the time frame begins when you are injured or when you become aware of an injury. From that point, you will need to find an attorney and file your claim in the window your state allows. After beginning the lawsuit, generally you are no longer limited by a time frame.
Of course, every personal injury case is unique. If you think that you are ready to file a claim, give Hampton & Pigott a call today. We can discuss your options with you, and we will do all the heavy lifting for you. Stop suffering today for someone else’s mistake.