Personal injury claims can arise from any number of accidents, including those involving cars, motorcycles, trucks, boats, trains, and even pedestrians. No matter how your injuries occurred, there are certain constants in every personal injury case. Of course, other considerations and factors are sure to vary on a case-by-case basis.
Those who have been injured in an accident often have many questions about the legal and practical considerations they must now face, as well as the time limits in which they must act. Sometimes, people even have misconceptions about personal injury cases, perhaps due to unrealistic and inaccurate expectations set by culture or society regarding such cases. Here, we try to dispel some of these misconceptions and set the record straight on some of what an injured person can expect throughout a personal injury case.
Do not file a personal injury lawsuit until the exact extent and nature of your injuries can be determined. Choosing to follow this ill-advised suggestion is not only unnecessary, it could actually hurt any personal injury claim you do have. In fact, it is usually advisable to contact a personal injury attorney as soon after the accident as possible in order to preserve your claim and to immediately begin taking the appropriate steps to protect your rights. Even if it takes some time to determine the full extent of your injuries, contacting a lawyer early about your case will help him or her get familiar with the facts of your case and keep up to speed with events as they happen.
Any damages you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries. It is important for all personal injury plaintiffs to realize that when personal injury cases are tried in court, there are generally no guarantees. This means that your case's success, in addition to any award of damages, will not be able to be predicted with any high degree of certainty. Minor injuries could bring a substantial award while cases involving significant injuries may not even be successful at trial. Having an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you will go a long way in letting you know more of what to expect as far as your case's outcome.
If I was injured, any perceived negligence on my part does not matter. This is an incorrect assumption—a plaintiff's negligence can have a significant impact on the case. No matter a plaintiff's injuries, if found negligent, it could mean he or she is unable to collect any award of damages depending on the amount the jury determines he or she is at fault.
Accident Injury Attorney
If you or someone you know was injured in an accident, do not hesitate to consult with a personal injury attorney about your case. The experienced team of DuPage County accident lawyers at Mevorah Law Offices LLC have successful experience representing personal injury clients in many different types of accident cases. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your matter. We serve clients in DuPage County and the surrounding area.
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