If you were injured at no fault of your own, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim and receive compensation for damages. Types of accidents that may result in a personal injury include car accidents, slip and falls, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death and more.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Your State
When filing a personal injury claim, you will need to do so in a timely manner. Each state has a different statute of limitations, or time limit, that you have have to file your claim. If you file your claim too late, the your claim will automatically be denied.
You will also need to determine your state's negligence laws. Some states have what is known as contributory negligence, meaning if you are found 1% at fault for your accident, you cannot pursue damages. Others have comparative negligence, meaning if you are found at fault for the accident, you can still file a claim. Some states even have a modified comparative negligence, allowing you to seek damages if the percent you are at fault is under a certain threshold (such as under 50% or 51%). This threshold varies by state.
Before filing your claim, you will need to make sure you fall within your state's negligence laws to have an eligible claim.
Getting Personal Injury Help In Your State
Filing a claim can seem like a difficult task. Getting personal injury help from an attorney may help ease the burden. A lawyer may be able to help you gather evidence and make sure you claim is filed on time.
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