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Featured / 12.15.2021

Personal Injury Claim Forms: Easy Steps to File

The process of filing a personal injury claim can be daunting, especially when you’re not sure where to start. The good news is that there are some easy steps you can take to file the paperwork and get your case started in the right direction.

If you live in Idaho, contact Idaho Personal Injury Lawyers for legal assistance and getting the maximum compensation possible. This article will go over the steps and information needed to fill out a personal injury claim form.

Step One

Determine what type of personal injury you are filing. There are several different types, each with specific forms that need filling out to file a claim.

If possible, it’s best to consult an attorney when trying to figure this part out because they will be able to tell you exactly which forms pertain to your case.

Step Two

Now fill out the personal injury claim form itself. This will require information such as :

  • Name
  • Address,
  • Phone number,
  • Medical conditions or injuries sustained in the accident caused your injury and other pertinent details specific to your case.

It’s a good idea to keep all of this paperwork organized by date to find the information you are looking for easily.

Step Three

Submit your claim forms and any supporting documentation that may back up some of the claims made about what caused your injury, how it happened, or whether there was negligence involved in causing it.

This can be anything from medical bills to police reports, witness testimonies, or even photos showing proof of your injury.

Step Four

Wait for a response from the insurance company or person you are suing. If there’s no response after several weeks, it might be time to contact them directly and find out what they think of your claim so far.

This information will help determine whether you need to gather more information to complete your claim.

Step Five

Wait for the settlement offer from your insurance company or the person you are suing. If there’s no response after several weeks, it may be time to contact them directly and find out what they think of your claim so far. 

Step Six

Accept or reject the settlement offer, depending on whether you approve of it. If needed, you negotiate further to get a more agreeable deal.

Once both parties are satisfied with an agreement, it will need to go through mediation before being approved by all necessary parties and finalized into legal paperwork that documents the final agreement.

Step Seven

Sign your settlement papers and receive payment for any reimbursement of lost wages, medical expenses, or property damage you are entitled to as a result of the accident that caused your injury. Suppose there’s additional money left after the settlement; this can be split among those involved in the suit by mutual agreement and consent.

There are some simple steps to follow to file a personal injury claim. However, it’s always best to consult an attorney before filing if your situation is more complicated than the average claim.

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