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What Is a Personal Injury Claim?

You’ve been injured in an accident, and someone else is responsible. Are you eligible for compensation? 

If you’ve asked yourself this question—or talked it over in a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer—then you already understand the basics of a personal injury claim. 

Read on to learn more about how a Savannah personal injury lawyer can help make your claim a success.

Understanding Personal Injury Claims

Unlike criminal cases, which deal with the government filing charges for wrongdoing against society, civil claims—also called torts—deal with private disputes between two parties that emerge as the result of a civil wrong. A personal injury case is an example of a tort. 

Defendants in personal injury cases respond to the claim that they violated the plaintiff’s rights through negligent, accidental, or intentional acts or inaction. 

The object of a personal injury claim is to make the claimant—or the one who’s been injured—whole again through the awarding of compensatory damages. 

Responsibility for personal injury cases involves determining whether the at-fault party caused your damages through their own negligence or other actions. If you or an attorney can prove the at-fault party’s role in your injuries and damages, then you could be eligible for compensation either in the form of a personal injury settlement, or a jury award. 

Some common examples of personal injury cases include:

The compensation you can recover in a personal injury case is made up of both economic and non-economic damages. Examples of both of these include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Temporary or permanent disability 

Most personal injury disputes end when the two parties agree to a settlement outside of court. However, this isn’t an automatic process. The insurance company, which is usually responsible for paying your damages in a personal injury claim, will try to pay you the least amount possible. 

By working with an experienced personal injury attorney, you can ensure that you’re getting the maximum possible compensation based on the facts of your case. 

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

Have you been injured in an accident? A personal injury lawyer with The Nye Law Group can help you recover a full settlement. 

Call 912-200-5230 or fill out the form below to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.

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Charlotte, NC

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