How to file a personal injury claim: here’s where to start.
Every accident is unique, and you only get one chance at compensation. Determining whether or not to file a claim isn’t a decision you should make alone.
1. Do your due diligence after an accident.
Information is your ammunition. Gather information from the crash, including reports from law enforcement and eyewitness testimony. Take as many photos of the accident scene as you can.
If you're seriously injured your capability will be limited – but the more information you can gather, the better position you’ll be in for a potential lawsuit.
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2. Determine if insurance will cover the injury.
If the at-fault party has no insurance coverage it could have a serious impact on your potential award in a lawsuit.
When your injuries are serious and the other person is clearly at fault, you’ll want to file a claim either way.
When your injuries are minor and the person at fault has little or no insurance, filing a lawsuit might be a waste of time. Your ability to collect on a claim could be very limited.
3. Lawyer up and file a claim – don’t try to do it yourself.
The only way to know for sure is to team up with a personal injury lawyer to walk you through the process step-by-step. We'll make sure you position yourself to get compensated justly when there's opportunity.