After a vehicle crash, hospital mistake, slip and fall, dog attack, or defective product has left you or a loved one seriously hurt, you need information about filing a personal injury claim to recover what you have lost. Here is a summary.
The initial step in filing a personal injury claim is consulting a qualified attorney to determine if the case is suitable for representation. If so, the plaintiff will be required to submit documentation of their injuries and other information that may be relevant to the claim, including witness statements and police reports. In addition, there may be additional requirements for filing an emotional distress claim or an independent medical review.
A second step in filing a personal injury claim is hiring an attorney to oversee the case and represent the plaintiff’s interests. This can take many forms, from negotiating settlements with potential defendants to pursuing punitive damages to punish negligent parties. In addition, they may be responsible for taking depositions of witnesses and subjecting evidence to expert analysis.
The third step in filing a personal injury claim is pursuing any available insurance coverage and pursuing litigation through trial or mediation if necessary. A fourth step in filing a personal injury claim is appealing any unfavorable rulings made by the court or pursuing other forms of appeal if necessary.
When you choose to work with Peterson & Associates, P.C., you don't have to worry about this process because we will be with you every step of the way.