10 Things to Know About Personal Injury Claims

The 10 most important things for victims to know about personal injury claims

You are your main priority

Your health and well-being should be your main priority. Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries and follow your doctor’s treatment plan. Documenting your injuries and following a treatment plan is crucial for both your recovery and your personal injury claim.

Time limitations

There are time limits, known as statutes of limitations, within which you must file a personal injury claim. These time limits vary by the types of legal claims, so it's important to consult with us to understand the specific deadline that applies to your case.

Gather evidence

Collect as much evidence as possible to support your claim. This can include photographs of the accident scene, medical records, witness statements, and any other documentation that can demonstrate the extent of your injuries and the impact on your life.

Liability and negligence

In order to have a successful personal injury claim, you generally need to prove that someone else's negligence or intentional actions caused your injuries. Establishing liability is a key element in personal injury cases.

Insurance companies

Expect to deal with insurance companies, either your own or the party at fault. Contact Champions for Justice before talking to any insurance company.

Compensation types

Personal injury victims may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and property damage. Wrongful death victims may be entitled to the loss of love, comfort and affection, loss of financial support, medical, funeral and burial expenses, value of household services the deceased could have provided during his or her lifetime, the loss of any benefits the survivors could have expected to receive from the deceased.

Steinfeld Law Firm can help you determine the types of compensation available to you and can help you assess the value of your claim.

Consult an attorney

We strongly recommend that victims consult with an experienced attorney on “any” claim involving death or serious injury. The potential value of such cases is significant, making it crucial to seek legal counsel. We can provide legal consultations in-office, at home, over the phone or via video chat. Our consultations are always free and there’s no obligation.

Settlement negotiations

Most personal injury and wrongful death cases are resolved through settlement negotiations. Steinfeld Law Firm has 34 years of experience negotiating with insurance companies, adjusters and attorneys to ensure you receive full justice for your injuries and losses.

Litigation process

If a settlement cannot be reached, your case may proceed to litigation. This involves filing a lawsuit, pleadings, discovery, depositions, motions, court appearances, and potentially a trial. We can guide you through this process and be a powerful voice for you and your loved ones.

Each case is unique

Serious personal injury and wrongful death cases can vary greatly depending on the circumstances, injuries, and applicable laws. It's crucial to work closely with an experienced and qualified attorney who can evaluate the specific details of your case and provide personalized guidance.

Contact us for a free consultation

Contact Champions for Justice to discuss the specific details of your accident. We provide tailored and customized advice based on the laws and the specific facts of your case. Consultations are free and we can guide you on your options in moving forward. Call us today at (844) PATS-LAW.