Car crashes continue to occur, even with more people working remotely. You may become an unfortunate statistic and find yourself dealing with the fallout.
Aside from filing an insurance claim against the at-fault driver, you may also have the right to pursue a personal injury claim. Discover some of the requirements this type of action requires and the financial compensation you may receive if successful.
Drivers have to do everything possible to operate a vehicle safely and prevent accidents. However, when this does not occur, and the driver who hit you is liable, you may have the necessary component of a personal injury claim. Proving the other driver acted in a way that made an accident likely is the essential requirement of personal injury cases. Absent this negligence, you do not have cause to file one.
Once you can prove negligence, you have to show a correlation between that and your injuries. The damage to your body needs to connect back to the other driver’s reckless actions. This further indicates that the driver’s disregard caused you harm.
Financial compensation is the goal of a personal injury action. This comes in the form of damages that may fall into a few categories. Special damages are typical and consist of a financial award that reimburses you for out-of-pocket costs related to your medical care and loss of income. General damages refer to losses that are not quantifiable, such as pain and suffering. Punitive damages are the closest thing to a punishment a personal injury judge may award.
There is a statutory time limit to filing a personal injury claim, so you do not want to wait. Contact someone who can help you through every facet of your personal injury claim. The consultation is free, so call 610-892-9300 today.