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What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit and What Should You Do?

Tuesday, February 05, 2019By Richard Alexander and Nina Shapirshteyn

Video on Personal Injury Lawsuits

You hear about people filing personal injury lawsuits all the time. However, did you know only 4 to 5 percent of those lawsuits go to trial? The other 95 to 96 percent settle outside of court.

In this video, we'll provide crucial information to help you determine if you have a personal injury case. When a person suffers an injury or an accident and someone else is legally responsible, a personal injury lawsuit can arise. Filing for a personal injury lawsuit is nothing but a civil procedure with the purpose of recovering money due to the losses or injuries sustained. It's understandable that many people might be nervous about filing a personal injury lawsuit, but it's nothing but a civil claim (no one will go to jail in the process).

Even when someone suffers an accident, say slipping and falling at the grocery store, they might not have a viable personal injury case. Before you go forward with the lawsuit, you need to answer the following questions: Were you the victim of a personal injury and not just suffer property damage? Were your injuries due to the negligence of a third party such as a person or entity? Are your damages recoverable? Answering yes to these questions makes you a good candidate for a personal injury lawsuit. However, you should consult with an attorney to discuss all of your options.

If you plan on filing a personal injury lawsuit, you have to keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations will prevent you from suing the other party after a certain amount of time has passed. Each state has different laws that determine the length of the statute of limitations. If you are wondering whether or not you're eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit, the first step is to consult an experienced personal injury attorney.

When you meet with the lawyer, you need to bring with as much supporting evidence as possible such as medical records and other supporting evidence. Keep in mind that you might need to see different personal injury lawyers before you settle for one. You shouldn't worry about this costing you money since most personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation.

In order to get the best outcome possible, you want to have the best attorney on your side. When you meet with different personal injury attorneys, it's important you use your better judgment to decide who is right for you. You should ask them the right questions during that initial meeting. Start by asking them how long they been practicing law for. Have they handled cases similar to yours? Also, pay attention to the types of questions the attorney asks you. Is the lawyer trying to understand your case? How invested does the lawyer seem?If the lawyer is promising a good outcome without asking enough questions about your situation, you should be wary of this. This is just some of the info you'll need regarding a personal injury lawsuit. For lots more information, contact us today at 888-777-1776 And if you enjoyed this video, be sure to like, comment and subscribe!  

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