Most people believe arthritis only happens to older people and is made worse in cold weather. This is not the only reason for getting it. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in particular can occur after a serious and traumatic injury such as in an auto accident.
If you think that you have this type of arthritis, or it has worsened due to an auto accident and you have evidence to prove it, you may be eligible to file a personal injury compensation claim.
A claim may help you with medical costs and any loss of earnings caused by your inability to work and earn a living.
Don’t miss the opportunity of being compensated for an accident that was not your fault but caused you to suffer from arthritis. You should contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your chances of winning a PI compensation claim.
What is Arthritis and How Can It Affect Your Everyday Life?
Most people believe RA is a joint or bone disorder, but this is not in fact true. It has been discovered that it is related to a person’s immune system.
It is when the immune system no longer functions well and leads to inflammation of the joints in the fingers and knees, for example. Apart from that it can also cause a dry mouth due to difficulties with producing saliva and red, swollen and sore eyes.
There are various factors that cause this to happen and one of these is when the body has been subject to a severe blow like coming into contact with a hard surface in an auto accident which has caused a serious injury.
Becoming an RA sufferer is an important life changing event and may involve giving up work permanently which ultimately means serious financial disruption.
The Types of Damages You Can Claim For in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
You are entitled to file a claim for arthritis caused by an auto accident that was not your fault. If the claim is ultimately successful.
You should have all your medical expenses paid, compensation for loss in earnings because you are unable to work and an amount calculated for the pain and suffering you have to endure because of an accident that was not your fault.
In some cases you may be entitled to punitive damages if the injury was caused by the negligent behavior of another party. Find out more about what damages you might be entitled to if you file a personal injury claim.
You May Need an Attorney to Help You File a PI Claim
Sometimes it’s possible to file a PI claim on your own but normally when this is done you can’t necessarily expect to get the amount you requested.
An experienced PI attorney knows how difficult insurers can be when it comes to reaching a fair settlement but will negotiate with determination for a fair payment to compensate you for the financial burden of an accident and the arthritis that developed that was not your fault.
If you still have questions on what next steps you have to take, it is always best to speak with a personal injury attorney in your area.