If you’re thinking about bringing a personal injury claim, chances are you’ve got some big questions: Who might be on the legal hook for your losses? What kind of compensation can you expect to receive? Should you file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurer, or take your case to court via a lawsuit? In this section, you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions on the minds of personal injury claimants.
Articles and FAQs are great for understanding what to expect at every stage of your personal injury claim, but in some situations you may be ready to take a more active role in your case. That’s where this section comes in, with helpful tools (including sample demand letters) to help you move toward a fair resolution of your injury claim.
There are two ways to answer this common question, depending on whether you're talking about an injury-related insurance claim, or a personal injury lawsuit. ... Read more
Missing the lawsuit filing deadline set by the statute of limitations usually spells doom for a personal injury lawsuit, except in rare situations where the filing window can be extended. ... Read more
Failure to comply with the statute of limitations can be fatal to your personal injury lawsuit, so it's crucial to understand this state law as it applies to your case. ... Read more
When your accident and resulting injuries affect your ability to enjoy life, that's a special category of damages in your personal injury case. ... Read more
It's one of the first questions on the minds of injured claimants, so let's take a look at how lawyers (and insurance companies) figure out the value of a personal injury case. ... Read more
It isn't easy to think clearly in the minutes and hours after an accident or injury. Here's a checklist to help you protect yourself and your legal rights. ... Read more
An in-depth look into the two main categories of monetary compensation ("damages") available to the claimant in a personal injury settlement. ... Read more
While you might expect a substantial settlement in your personal case, you are typically responsible for your medical bills in the meantime. ... Read more
When a minor is injured, there are usually special procedural issues to consider when making a personal injury claim (especially if the matter is taken to court). ... Read more