The Purpose of a Personal Injury Claim
Whatever your injury, the purpose of a personal injury suit is to provide the monetary help you need to pay your medical bills and put you back into the position you were in before the accident. Whether the actions of the person or company that caused your injury where intentional or merely negligent, such a suit allows you to financially recover so that you can return to life as if the injury had never occurred, or help you transition into a new life, if your injury created a permanent disability.
Recovery in an injury lawsuit can include:
- Repair or replacement of damaged property
- Medical and rehabilitative expenses
- Pharmaceutical or medical device expenses
- Lost wages
- The cost of emotional recovery
- Legal and administrative costs
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
While the recovery for each of these torts may be different, your attorney can prove the duty of care the individual or corporation owed you, how they breached that duty, the connection between that breach and the injury, and the damages you should receive as a result. When this is proven, the Court then determines what you should recover and how that recovery will take place.
The Process of Filing a Suit
To begin the process of making you whole again, your attorney will review your injuries and file the appropriate cause of action with the civil courts. We know which tort causes of action to bring to give you the best chance at recovery.
A common misconception about filing a personal injury suit is that every case will go to trial. Far from how matters are portrayed in TV dramas, many suits can be settled out of court so you can recover for your injuries without having to undergo the emotional drain of a trial. At our firm, we prepare every case for trial, but will settle when it is in our clients’ best interests. If your matter does go to trial, we will help you understand your legal options so you can make informed decisions. Our goal is to help alleviate your stress while seeking the full and fair compensation you are entitled to.
Contact The Diamond Law Group today to learn more.