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According to the National Center for Health Statistics, over 31 million injuries occur to people throughout the U.S. each year that necessitate a doctor’s care, almost two million people sustain injuries that require some degree of hospitalization, and 162,000 people die from their injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that over three million injuries and 40,000 deaths occur just from the 5.5 million car accidents in the U.S. annually, with another 60,000 personal injuries and 5,000 deaths resulting each year from truck accidents. Construction accidents caused another 300,000 personal injuries and 1,000 deaths, and medical mistakes take the lives of up to 98,000 people each year. Given the high number of injuries and accidental deaths in the U.S. each year, liability for these incidents is often disputed, which leads directly to personal injury claims and litigation. Have you been a victim or a family member that needs legal assistance? We're here to help, we understand that the accident that occurred has brought inconvenience to you and your loved ones. Give us a call today and we will help guide you through all legal assistance needs. Below are the top legal personal injury questions we get everyday and hopefully we can answer some of those you have. Call 1-844-557-2569 today for further legal assistance and questions.

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Top Asked Questions About Personal Injury From A Legal Standpoint

1. What constitutes a "Personal Injury Case?"

"Personal Injury" cases are legal disputes that arise when a person suffers physical harm from an injury or an accident, and someone else might be legally liable for that harm. A personal injury case can become formalized through a court judgement, or as much more common, such disputes may be resolved through informal settlement before any lawsuit is filed:

Formal "lawsuits" unlike criminal cases, which are initiated by the government, a formal personal injury case typically starts when a private individual, the plaintiff files a civil "complaint" against another person, business, corporation, or a government agency (which is the "defendant"), alleging that they acted carelessly or irresponsibly in connection with an injury or accident that caused bodily harm. This action is known as "filing a lawsuit". The discussion on negligence and proof is especially helpful.

Informal Settlement in reality, most disputes over fault for an accident or injury are resolved through informal early settlement, usually among those personally involved in the dispute, their attorneys, and insurers representing both sides. A settlement commonly takes the form of negotiation between both parties, followed by a written agreement in which both sides forgo any further action such as a lawsuit, choosing instead to settle out of court in the matter through payment of an agreeable amount of financial compensation. Please note the "middle ground" between a lawsuit and an informal settlement is alternative dispute resolution procedures like a mediation and arbitration.

2. What is Comparative Fault?

In a comparative negligence system, the injured party may still recover some of his damages even if he was partially to blame for causing the personal injury accident. His financial recovery is just simply reduced. For example: Bob sues John for his injuries in an auto accident. The jury finds that John had $100,000 in damages, but they also find that he was 75{a5d84926fd671c3e0a61b6c0849687f1cf3bcb456294ddf8b6a7b6d987a018f0} at fault. While the verdict may be for John, his recovery will be reduced by 75{a5d84926fd671c3e0a61b6c0849687f1cf3bcb456294ddf8b6a7b6d987a018f0}. In the end, John will only have to pay $25,000.

3. What information will a lawyer need?

The lawyer will need your name, address, phone number, date of birth, and occupation. He will also need information about the accident that occurred. Also the name was involved, how it happened, when and where it happened. If there were any witnesses, that will also be required. Finally, your lawyer will need information about your injuries and the doctors and hospitals that treated your injuries. With all the necessary information obtained, it should be enough to acquire a police report, your medical records, and present you an initial evaluation of the case.

4. Should I sign a release?

You should not sign any release provided by the other person or the other person's insurance company without consulting your lawyer. If it is a records authorization allowing the other side to examine your records, e.g. medical records, you could be allowing them to uncover your private information that is not related to your accident. Even worse, you could be signing away a liability release and releasing the other person from all responsibility of the accident.

5. I was in an accident, should I see a doctor?

It is a very good idea that anyone involved in an accident that they should see a doctor immediately if they are injured in any way. It is important to make any general comments at the scene of the accident about your physical condition other than to describe your symptoms to medical personnel on site. If asked, "Are you all right?" simply respond "I don't know, I will have to wait and see what my injuries are." Because you may not know the true extent of any injuries it is best to get checked out, preferably in the emergency room of if not, within a few days of the accident. The more time that passes by between the accident and any medical care, the less likely your doctor will attribute your complaints to the accident, which is a crucial issue. If your symptoms persist despite receiving medical care, it is very important that you see the right doctor - a specialist for the type of injury you have. If you don't know, ask the emergency room physician, health care provider, or your family practitioner for a referral. Be sure to tell any doctor you see that you were involved in an accident and describe as accurately as possibly on what happenedto you physically and how your body felt since then. Also, do not discuss any legal matters or claims you might have with your physician.

6. How do my medical bills get paid if I was involved in accident?

After an auto accident, the other driver's insurance company is not likely to begin paying your medical bills. Payments are usually denied or delayed. You should immediately direct yourmedical bills for payment by your own personal healthcare provider. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the negligent driver and his or her insurance company to pay the costs associated with your injuries. Sending the medical bills to your health insurance provider will not limit the compensation that you can recover for your claim. You can still pursue a lawsuit against the other driver. Assuming you obtain a favorable judgement, you can get this insurance money and possibly garnish his wages if the insurance money was not enough.

7. Am I able to sue the other person's Insurance Company along with that person?

No, an injured party cannot proceed in a direct action against the other person's insurance company. The injured party has to sue the other person and establish that person's liability first. The insurance company bares no responsibility to the injured party unless the insured is liable.

8. What is "Bad Faith?"

First-party bad faith involves between only two parties, the insured and the insurer. There is a contractual relationship between the insurer and the insured in which the insurer has a good faith duty not to unreasonably withhold payment due to the insured under the policy. This type of bad faith claim occurs when the insurer refuses to pay a claim the insured has made and that is owed to the insured under the policy. First-party bad faith claims occur because there is a dispute over whether the particular loss is covered by the policy the insured holds. Usually the insured sends in a claim believing it to be covered and the insurance company refuses to pay for the loss because it claims it is not covered by the insurance policy. The claim therefore centers on the correctness and reasonableness of the insurance company’s determination that there is no coverage under the policy.

9. How does bad faith affect my personal injury case?

If you are the victim, you are more likely to encounter “third party” bad faith. Third party bad faith essentially involves three parties; the injured party, the insured and the insurer. Third party bad faith deals with liability insurance. A bad faith claim is made when the insurer either wrongfully refuses to defend a lawsuit against the insured or when the insurer defends the insured in the lawsuit but fails to handle the suit with the insured’s interest in mind and a settlement, judgment or verdict is made in excess of the policy limits. The most common bad faith claim arises when the insurer fails to settle a (your) claim against an insured (e.g. the driver who rear-ended your car) within the applicable policy limits resulting in a judgment or verdict against the insured for punitive damages or for an amount in excess of the policy limits.

10. What is a statue of limitation and how do they work?

A statute is a limitation tells you the time after an accident when you can file your lawsuit. The time varies depending on the type of claim and the state you are in. Usually, after the statute expires, you are prohibited from filing the lawsuit.

Plaintiffs have a limited time in which to file a lawsuit, called a "statute of limitations." Generally speaking, the period of time dictated by a statute of limitations begins when the plaintiffs is injured or discovers the injury.

Statutes of limitations are established by state law and often vary by type of injury. For instance, the statute of limitations for injuries to an individual in Texas is two years, but five years for sex crimes and one year for libel or slander. It can vary from state to state. For more details, see FindLaw's State Statutes of Limitations directory and Time Limits to Bring a Case: The Statute of Limitations.

11. Okay, what are the laws that govern Personal Injury Cases?

Unlike other areas of the law that find their rules in statutes (such as penal codes in criminal cases), the development of personal injury law has taken place mostly through court decisions, and in treatises written by legal scholars. Many states have taken steps to summarize the development of personal injury law in written statutes, but for practical purposes court decisions remain the main source of the law in any legal case arising from an injury or accident.

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