Protecting Your Rights After an Injury


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Protecting Your Rights After an Injury

  1. 1. Protecting Your Rights After an Injury
  2. 2. Introduction A personal injury can be a difficult experience that may take a toll on you physically, psychologically and emotionally in the present and future. After suffering from a personal injury, it is important to understand your rights and the legal processes behind personal injury law. This presentation will go through what you need to know to protect your rights after a personal injury.
  3. 3. Personal Injury Compensation A personal injury occurs due to the negligence of another party. If this occurs, you can make a claim against the party who contributed to your injury and may receive compensation for your injury. Expenses that can be covered as a result of personal injury includes income loss, medical and rehabilitation expenses, caregiver benefits, attendant care benefits and more. Compensation can also cover expenses that can be incurred in the future as a result of injury.
  4. 4. Time is important You must make a personal injury claim for compensation as soon as possible. There is a certain time limit after which you may not be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The time limits differ depending on type of claim. For example, a claim of negligence has a time limit of three years. The time limit can be increased by a court depending on the nature of the case. It is best to get legal advice regarding the timeline of your personal injury.
  5. 5. Keep all treatment documents After suffering from a personal injury, it is important to keep detailed documents of the events surrounding the injury. These records can be used to support the validity of your claim, the extent of compensation you can obtain, and which parties were involved. Keep all treatment documents as well so you have statements of the cost of treatments. A good idea would be to keep a log of all your appointments and other expenses like transportation costs.
  6. 6. Avoid Quick Settlements While it is important to act quickly in terms of legal proceedings, you should not give in to quick settlement offered by insurance companies. Similarly, you should not sign anything until you get legal advice. The reasoning behind this is that the injured party may not know the extent of their injury until weeks or months after the injury occurred. By going through a quick settlement, you may not receive enough compensation to cover the damage done by your injury.
  7. 7. Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer A personal injury lawyer can help you understand your rights after suffering from a personal injury. A personal injury lawyer will help in a number of aspects regarding your claim including collecting evidence, talking to witnesses, informing you of deadlines and documents that are needed and the legal proceedings. A personal injury lawyer will give you sound legal advice so you can have peace of mind and give your attention to recovery.
  8. 8. Conclusion A personal injury can be a debilitating ordeal. It is important to ensure that your rights are protected following one. There are many resources that can help you with the legal aspects of a personal injury as well as recovering from your injury. For more information on personal injuries and claims, seek advice from a personal injury lawyer.
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