We all take for granted the days that go according to plan. It seems almost logical that we should have our daily agendas and schedules and that we should accomplish everything on our daily checklist without it seeming remarkable. Sudden and disruptive accidents can derail far more than just our day. The injuries and the monetary difficulties that often follow being in an accident can cause chaos and wreak havoc on anyone’s life, and it is all set in motion at the moment that the accident takes place.
When you or a family member is hurt in an accident that was clearly caused by someone else, there may be a civil claim that can be filed in the courts to recover some financial damages. Talking to a Bensalem Personal injury lawyer can help accident victims and their families see if their case has the legal merit to be the basis of a personal injury claim in court.
Each person has a unique story of how they were injured. Vehicle accidents can take place due to weather conditions, but in most cases, the accident is caused by operator error on the part of the person who was responsible for the accident taking place. Attorneys can talk to their clients and find out the circumstances of the injuries and explain to their client how the personal injury claim process will proceed.
Negotiations between the injured person’s attorney and the at-fault person’s insurance company representative will often be one of the first things that takes place in the initial stages of a personal injury claim being filed. Personal injury lawyers are adept at the negotiation process and they are able to represent their clients during the negotiations as they work toward an acceptable out of court settlement.
When attempts to settle out of court are unsuccessful, the personal injury attorney can then begin the process of collecting the evidence needed to present the case in court before a jury. Jury trials are only a small percentage of all the personal injury cases that are filed, but when negotiations have not yielded an acceptable offer, the plaintiff has a right to a trial in court.