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Information About Auto Accident Claims

Friday, Jun. 19th 2015

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you may be facing many questions. Victims of car accidents often wonder how they will pay for medical care for themselves or care for their family members given their changed circumstances. Families sometimes struggle to help loved ones negotiate lifestyle changes and rehabilitation after an accident. And, in some cases, victims may miss time at work due to their injuries. If you have been a victim of a car accident, or if a loved one is suffering as a result of personal injury, you may wonder how to move forward.

The decision to sue a negligent party following an auto accident often brings many questions. Each personal injury case is unique and the process will differ from person to person. However, there is a basic process that many cases will follow. First, if you’ve been injured in a car accident, it is important to seek proper medical care. After you’ve begun a course of treatment and recovery from your injuries, you’ll meet with a lawyer. Choosing the right lawyer for your case is an important part of the process. Many individuals will want to find a lawyer who is experienced with personal injury or car accident cases. Your lawyer will review the facts of your case, review your medical expenses, and determine whether you have a case. Once your lawyer has reviewed the facts of your case and determined the value of your personal injury claim, you will file the case in court. After your case is filed, a process called “discovery” will be initiated. During this process the plaintiffs and defendants have the right and the ability to obtain information about the case. In many instances, before a case goes to trial, your lawyer will seek to settle or negotiate with the responsible party. Many cases are settled outside of court, with both parties achieving satisfactory results. The benefits of settling out of court include: avoiding court fees, and keeping the matter private and out of the public record. Sometimes, however, a case cannot be settled outside of court through negotiations and the case must be taken to trial. During a trial, your lawyer will present all available evidence, witnesses, and make your case.

The law is often complex and many factors need to be taken into account before victims sue for auto accident injuries. Lawyers often use formulas to determine the value of a victim’s case. These formulas take into account a victim’s earning potential, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Court procedure must be properly followed for a case to be heard. Errors in filing can result in delay or even in the court’s refusal to hear a case. Additionally, victims in Missouri only have a limited amount of time to sue following an accident. If you’re wondering how much your personal injury claim may be worth, or want to learn more about how to sue for an auto accident, contact Northland Injury Law at 816-400-4878. We’re here to help.


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