Posted on 29 Dec, 2016
Any accident that is the result of another’s reckless or negligent behavior provides ground for legal action on behalf of the affected party. This is especially true when it comes to the actions or inactions of another that have led to another experiencing injury. From the perspective of the law, if those accused would have followed proper conduct, the chance of someone sustaining injury would have been drastically reduced. Therefore, the injured party has the right to file a claim seeking compensation.
It is essential that you fully understand your legal rights when it comes to qualifying for a personal injury settlement. If you believe that you are the victim of a personal injury offense, contact a personal injury attorney to help determine whether you have a case. If an attorney assesses your case and finds that your injuries were indeed the result of another’s carelessness or negligence, he/she can help you file a claim and will make an effort to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Pre-trial hearings have to take place before a case can go to trial. Of course, certain cases do not follow this process, particularly if the injured party has a strong case. In the event that your case goes to trial, the outcome of your claim may be determined by a jury.
If you are not sure whether to take legal action involving a personal injury, do not hesitate to contact a personal injury attorney at Gustad Law for a free consultation. We can help you understand what steps must be taken to receive the compensation you are entitled to.