As human beings, we all know that accidents can happen from time to time, but when you are physically injured from an event you had no control over – and the violator won’t pay up – more than just your health is at stake. Your entire livelihood could be put in jeopardy!
If you find yourself in such a situation, you have the power to fight back. Here are the basic facts you should know about filing a personal injury lawsuit.
What is a personal injury lawsuit?
A personal injury lawsuit is a legal motion filed as a result of the plaintiff suffering physical harm from an event, typically caused by another individual. Examples of common situations resulting in a personal injury lawsuit include vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, assault and battery cases or slipping and falling in a public space.
When should you get a lawyer involved?
Personal injury cases cover a wide range of circumstances. Whether your situation was accidental or deliberate, you are advised to hire a lawyer as soon as possible. This way, you have the legal guidance required to ensure the culprit’s insurance company doesn’t try to pay you less than you deserve for your personal injury claim. You also ensure that you don’t run out of time before you are able to file your personal injury case.
Can a personal injury lawsuit be settled without going to court?
Absolutely! As long as the defendant does not contest your lawsuit, there is a chance to settle the case early. Unfortunately, this decision typically rests on the offending party; in many instances, the defendant is unwilling to pay for all the damages associated with your personal injury.
Chassaniol & Marty Are Ready to Fight For You
Have you recently been injured by a third party? Do you believe you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit? Chassaniol and Marty have the knowledge and skill to navigate even the most complex personal injury cases here in St. Peters. As an added bonus, we work for most of our personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t owe us any attorneys’ fees until a recovery is made on your behalf.
Don’t suffer any longer; you deserve to be compensated for your injury. Reach out to Chassaniol and Marty today.