Many lawsuits filed in the U.S. stem from accidents that caused injury. These claims seek to obtain compensation for the injuries, including medical bills and loss of income, sustained by victims after the accident. But before you a personal injury claim, it’s important to understand a few facts about the process.
- Not all personal injuries are the same
- Most personal injury claims go through insurance companies
Just because you were injured, doesn’t mean you automatically qualify for compensation. Before anything else, there must be sufficient grounds to hold another party accountable for the accident. For example, road accidents need to be connected to the recklessness of another driver. Workplace accidents should be caused by the negligence of the employer in maintaining a safe working space.
Most people think of personal injury claims as being related to car accidents, but there are many other examples. These include animal attacks, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, battery, assault, and other instances wherein the actions of one party directly or indirectly caused injury to another.
Most personal injury cases that involve car accidents, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice among others go through insurance companies, which have a stake in protecting their clients from compensation claims. Because insurance companies lose money each time they offer compensation, it’s also in their interest to keep settlement amounts low. This means they might not offer fair settlements to victims, especially those who aren’t represented by a San Antonio personal injury lawyer. Learn more about the many complexities of personal injury claims by sitting down for a FREE, no-obligation consultation with Barrus Injury Lawyers. Call us today at (210) 593-8709.