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Choosing To File For Personal Injury Compensation

As soon as I started working full time at a factory, I could tell that the management was cutting corners. They didn't have any kind of safety equipment there for us to use, and it was really frustrating to deal with. One day, one of the pieces of equipment malfunctioned and damaged my arm. At first, I chalked it up as a simple accident, but when I saw how my business handled it, I knew that I needed to take legal action. I worked with a lawyer to sue for personal injury liability, and I won enough money to pay my medical bills and live comfortably for awhile. This blog is all about choosing to file a lawsuit with a personal injury lawyer.

A Legal Battle After A Collision With A Semi-Truck Driver

Were you traveling with your family when someone driving a semi-truck collided with your vehicle as they were changing lanes? Did the collision lead to one or more of your loved ones suffering serious injuries that were life-changing in multiple ways? If you have not had a problem with being offered a settlement from the other party's insurance company but do not want to accept the offer, you are making the right decision. The reason is that experiencing a collision that results in serious injuries should not be taken lightly, as you might be able to receive more money than you may think. If you are ready to find out how much money you can receive, hire an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case.

Assessing Your Story & the Accident Report

An accident report might provide a general idea of who the authorities believe caused a collision, but the report can still be contested if the other party desires to do so. For example, if rejecting the settlement offer and taking legal action upsets the other party, they might decide to deny liability for the accident. A lawyer has the skills to connect the story that you explain about the incident with the accident report, as well as create a scenario of what likely happened. They might even take the time to visit the accident location to build a stronger case by creating sketches to present to a judge. The focus will be on proving that the other party is at fault whether they contest the accident report or not.

Determining How the Accident Affected Your Family

Be prepared to explain in depth how the accident affected each of your family members who were in the vehicle with you. For example, if your spouse was seriously injured in the collision and lost the ability to work, it is information that a lawyer will want to know. Were your children in the collision and have developed a fear of riding in vehicles? You should explain each aspect of the injuries your family endured, including the mental and physical aspects. The more information that you provide to a lawyer, the higher the compensation amount may be.

Getting the Legal Procedures Started

Before taking drastic legal action against the other party by going to court, a lawyer might try to settle the case first. In such a case, they will begin the legal procedures by attempting to discuss the needs of your family with the other party and their legal counsel. The other party's employer might also be a part of the legal case for employing a negligent driver.

Contact a law firm like Frenkel & Frenkel to learn more.