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Featured / 12.06.2021

How to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Personal injury lawsuits are a common form of litigation. If you got injured in an accident caused by another person or company’s negligence, then it is possible to file a personal injury lawsuit for compensation. Contact Idaho Personal Injury Lawyers so that you know the steps involved in filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Seek Medical Attention

Your first step should be to seek medical treatment. When the injury is due to another person’s negligence or a company’s negligent actions, you mustn’t try to handle this yourself as it will affect what evidence can be used later in court.

The more time passes between the date of your accident and the date of filing a personal injury lawsuit, the less likely you will be able to prove that it was not your fault.

File a Police Report

An official police report will help the court process go more smoothly as it will establish that there was indeed an accident and that you were involved in some way. An attorney can advise on what specific information to include in this type of legal document.

Inform Your Insurance Company

You should also contact your insurance company to tell them about the accident. If you do not have car insurance, then it is a good idea to complete this step by a family member or friend who was in the vehicle with you at the time of the accident.

A personal injury lawyer can advise on whether or not you need to inform your car insurance company.

Gather Evidence for Lawsuit

Gather evidence that will support the claim in court regarding how and when the accident happened. If you can find witnesses who saw what happened or other individuals injured in this same incident, it would be good to gather statements from them. You can also collect evidence such as medical or police reports and photographs of the scene.

Gather Evidence for the Defendant’s Negligence

Before this incident, there were warning signs, such as on-site signage about possible hazards of working around heavy equipment. It would be good to include them in the court documents. 

This type of evidence would help establish that your accident was due to another person’s negligence or a company’s negligent actions.

Suppose your attorney believes that this will help prove negligence. In that case, they may also be able to hire experts who can provide professional statements regarding safety measures and how to improve them so as not to cause injury to others.

Contact an Attorney

Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who can handle all aspects of filing a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. Your attorney will determine whether or not there are grounds for legal action and help build up this case with supporting evidence. This individual will represent you throughout the personal injury lawsuit proceedings.

File Your Lawsuit

The final step is to file your injury lawsuit in civil court by serving all parties involved with the appropriate documents and paperwork. After filing the lawsuit, you will be able to seek compensation from those responsible for your;

  •  Injuries
  • Lost wages,
  • Pain and suffering

The more severe the injuries, the higher the amount of money paid. The amount of time this takes will depend on the circumstances surrounding your case.

Filing a personal injury lawsuit can be complicated, with many steps to follow. You must seek the advice of an experienced legal professional who will handle all aspects of this process on your behalf.

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