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Personal Injury Claims: When You Can Handle Your Own

In some personal injury cases, basic legal knowledge is needed to organize and file a claim. This article includes many instances where you need a bit of legal knowledge, organizational skills and a lot of patience to handle your own lawsuit. However, handling your own personal injury lawsuit comes with a huge warning. Regardless of how basic or “easy” a lawsuit seems, you’re still better off getting a lawyer to represent you. For example, an insurance company may offer you an unfair settlement. After you read the types of personal injury claims that may not need a lawyer, click here to find out more about instances where you need legal representation.

Personal Injury Claims You Can Handle Yourself

Typically, the following are types of claims you can handle yourself such as:

  • – Slip and fall accidents.
  • – Trip and fall accidents.
  • – Automobile accidents.
  • – Pedestrian accidents.
  • – Bicycle accidents.
  • – Accidents involving defective products.
  • – Home accidents.

 

Simple Process

Many personal injury claims require making some phone calls or typing a few letters to an insurance adjuster.

Basic Injury

Of course nothing is simple about being injured. However, some injuries aren’t as serious or permanent as other types of injuries. Therefore, a personal injury claim doesn’t require calculating past, current, and future medical bills and lost wages. You simply file a claim and receive your payment.

Receive Structured Compensation

Even if your injury is serious, it still may be something you can handle yourself. An insurance company typically pays compensation based on factors like medical costs, type of accident, and your injuries. Thus, there’s no need to negotiate over money because your personal injury claim falls within a structured compensation system.

You Don’t Have to Prove Fault

Fault is vital to any personal injury case. Proving fault is required to receive money for your injuries. In other words, as the plaintiff you must show the other person was at fault for the accident. In some simple cases, fault is so obvious the defendant may not want to go through the hassle of going to court.

Even with the most basic personal injury cases things can go wrong. The insurance company may drag out sending you a check. The simple claim may become more complex than you realize. You may just want legal representation to know each step of your personal injury lawsuit. Regardless, you always want to at least talk with a lawyer about your claim.

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