A serious injury can disrupt your life by causing pain, stress, and financial burdens. If someone else’s negligence caused your injury, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Filing a claim can help hold the other party accountable for their actions while pursuing financial compensation that can help you move forward.
The Law Offices of Miguel Martinez, P.C., can help you navigate this process and increase your chances of a successful claim.
What Is a Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury claim, or personal injury lawsuit, is a process for handling a civil legal dispute like those that come up when one party contributed to another party’s injury. There are many ways that negligence can lead to an injury. For example, unsafe driving that leads to a crash or failure to maintain a safe walkway that leads to a slip and fall could both be examples of negligence. Depending on the circumstances of your injury, you might sue the other person directly or sue their insurance company.
In most cases, your personal injury claim will be settled without going to court. Instead, your attorney will negotiate a deal with the other party’s attorney. You’ll receive a set amount of compensation and agree not to take further legal action. If the lawyers cannot come to a fair agreement, you can go ahead with a formal lawsuit.
Some common personal injury examples that can form the basis for a lawsuit include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back or spine injuries
Your compensation will largely be based on your financial losses, so you’re more likely to have a solid claim if your accident caused a serious injury like these examples, especially if it required you to miss work or incur substantial medical bills. Compensation can also cover property damage and non-tangible losses like pain and suffering or emotional distress.
What Are Examples of Personal Injury Cases?
Cases can play out differently depending on exactly what happened and who the other party is.
However, there are some common personal injury examples. These scenarios include:
- Car accidents
- Commercial car accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
Some of these situations can be incredibly complicated.
For example, if you were injured in a car accident with a commercial vehicle, your claim could include the driver, the company that owns the car, or both.
Since commercial accidents usually involve larger vans or trucks, you are also more likely to experience serious injuries.
Both of these factors can make your case more complex, so hiring an experienced attorney is especially important. If you are injured at work, you will usually need to file a worker’s compensation claim instead of a lawsuit. This process can also be complicated, so working with an attorney is a good idea.
What to Do if You Think You Have a Personal Injury Claim
If you believe you have a personal injury claim, your next step should be talking to an attorney. During his 30-year legal career, Miguel Martinez has won more than $200 million for more than 5000 clients.
We have the experience and knowledge to help you get justice for your injury.
From commercial auto accidents to workplace injuries to slip and fall accidents, we’re familiar with a range of personal injury examples.
Personal Injury Lawyers in Colorado Springs, CO and Denver, CO
If you need an experienced personal injury in Colorado Springs, the Law Offices of Miguel Martinez is prepared to fight for you. We’re dedicated to using our expertise to get the best possible results for our clients. Contact us to start the process with a free consultation today.
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