A personal injury claim is a specific form of civil litigation which occurs when a person has been injured, physically, by the negligent actions of another person or entity. The most common personal injury action results from automobile accidents in which another party is at fault, and the innocent party receives injuries requiring medical treatment; however there are many other situations in which a personal injury claim is appropriate.
A successful personal injury action can take months or even years to complete, as plaintiffs often require long periods of treatment, multiple surgeries, and rehabilitation before recovery.
It is important to seek the advice of an attorney if you are injured through another’s negligence, especially before speaking with insurance companies which may represent the defendant. The job of the insurance company is to protect their client, not you. An experienced personal injury attorney will ensure that your rights are protected and negotiate to ensure the best outcome for you.