Recovering Compensation in a Personal Injury Suit

When to File a Personal Injury Claim

If you or a loved one have recently been injured due to the negligence of another person or company, you may be unsure of where to turn next. You may also feel overwhelmed by not only your physical condition but also the mounting medical expenses and financial troubles your accident may have caused you. What are you supposed to do in this situation? In these types of circumstances, filing a personal injury claim may be your best option for recovering compensation for both the economic and non-economic costs associated with your accident.

Common accidents that may result in a personal injury claim include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Premises liability
  • Product liability
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death

Understanding the process of recovering compensation in a personal injury lawsuit can feel daunting and confusing—you are not alone in this. In general, if your accident was caused by another party's reckless, negligent, or unlawful actions, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim. In these situations, it is frequently in your (or your injured loved one's) best interest to file a claim. At the very least, it is worth speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney, like ours at Golomb Legal.

Keep reading to learn why you should consider seeking compensation for your injuries, and how to do so.

Why Is Seeking Compensation Important?

Seeking compensation following an accident-related injury can be a crucial step in the path to healing and justice. When you file a personal injury claim, compensation is given to address both the economic and non-economic damages related to the incident. This compensation helps defray medical expenses, lost income due to absence from work, as well as other types of losses such as pain & suffering.

Additionally, filing a compensation claim offers an effective way to hold irresponsible parties accountable for their actions - something that is especially important when companies or manufacturers act irresponsibly. In those cases, seeking compensation is more than just looking out for yourself; it serves a larger purpose of protecting others by potentially prompting companies to strengthen safety testing or procedures following your successful suit.

If successful, you may be able to recover damages for:

  • Medical costs
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Physical therapy costs
  • Occupational care expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Pain and suffering

If someone has lost a loved one in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, they may be able also to recover compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, and loss of companionship.

The First Step to Seek Compensation for Your Injuries

Were you or a loved one injured in an accident? Your first step to recovering compensation for the costs associated with your accident should be to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney. A personal injury lawyer can evaluate the facts of your case and advise on the best strategy for recovering maximum compensation. They will assist with everything from providing legal advice to gathering evidence that supports your claim to representing you in court if necessary.

The benefits of working with a personal injury attorney include:

  • A thorough evaluation of your situation by a legal professional
  • Strong guidance when making important legal decisions
  • Help understanding the nuances of your case as well as all your legal options
  • Someone on your side, fighting for your rights
  • Knowledgeable representation in and out of the courtroom
  • Detail-focused assistance when filing all necessary paperwork

Your injury lawyer is also an invaluable resource when it comes to filing insurance claims and negotiating with your insurance company. Dealing with insurance companies is notoriously difficult, especially after a major accident. Keep reading to learn more about how your attorney can help deal with post-accident insurance issues.

Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Your Insurance Company

Medical care after an accident is notoriously expensive, especially if you require long-term care or are dealing with a disability. While you may have insurance, it is never a good idea to assume that your insurance company will cover all your expenses. Even if your policy covers your accident, there is a good chance that your costs are significantly higher than what your insurance will pay for. Additionally, there is frequently a wide range of expenses that are not covered.

Insurance companies often look out for their own interests and may not offer the appropriate compensation for your injury or losses. Working with a personal injury attorney can help you negotiate fair terms for your case and maximize the potential amount of compensation you can receive. A personal injury attorney will be better able to advocate on your behalf, identify all possible sources of damages, and handle communications with insurance companies.

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, contact our Philadelphia-based law firm for help. Golomb Legal. has the skill, experience, and resources to manage any personal injury case, including medical malpractice, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death.