How an Attorney Can Help You File a Personal Injury Claim
When you suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you have the ability to seek compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. However, there are numerous challenges you must overcome to be successful, and only with the assistance of a skilled attorney can you accomplish that.
First, you will need to determine if there is an insurance policy that will cover treatment for your injuries. This policy does not necessarily have to be one that you hold — if you get into a car accident, for example, the other driver’s insurance policy may cover the damages.
Figuring out the coverage that is available through insurance policies is important because it determines whether you will be able to collect damages that would be awarded during a trial or settlement. Just because a case goes in your favor doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll collect compensation, and if the defendant in your case does not have any insurance and has very few assets, then it might not be worth the time and effort. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will help you determine when and how you stand the best chance of success with a potential lawsuit.
Once your claim actually goes into motion, you will need to be able to prove that the other party was negligent in his or her actions. This means collecting and analyzing important evidence that demonstrates liability. Experienced personal injury lawyers understand exactly which pieces of evidence are crucial to making a case, and will work with you to investigate the circumstances of the accident and injuries in question.
If you need to explore your options for seeking monetary damages after a serious injury, consult a personal injury attorney with the Matassini Law Firm, P.A. in Tampa, Florida. Call us at 813.379.2007 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.