When you or a loved one experience an injury, whether it be a car accident or commonplace mishap, it can be not only painful but stressful as well. A personal injury claim can not only help you seek justice, but also help you get back on your feet. Not sure if you have a case? At Mestayer Law Firm, we seek to provide the best legal counsel to guide you through this process. Keep reading to find out the steps of a personal injury claim and your rights.
What is a “Personal injury” case? A personal injury case is when someone has been injured and there is another person legally at fault for those injuries, whether it be an individual, a company, or the government. These claims can be handled through an informal settlement or a formal lawsuit. So how do you get started?
First and foremost, your health should be the priority. If you have been injured in an accident, taking care of those injuries is always step one. After you have taken care of yourself, then you can move on to filing a personal injury claim if you wish to do so. Follow these steps when filing a personal injury claim.
Any evidence that can help your case is crucial. This includes information on who caused the accident, damaged caused by the accident, police reports, medical reports and witness statements. Photographs can be helpful during this step.
Although there isn’t a specific time limit on when you should file your personal injury claim, the quicker the better. The faster you file your claim, the faster it will be resolved. The longer you wait to file your claim, the lower your chances are for getting compensation for your injuries. This time period also depends on who you are filing a claim against. You may have a longer time to file a personal injury claim if it is an individual or a company. If you are filing against the government or a government agency or employee, you may have as little as 30 days to file your claim depending on the state you live in. Each state may have a different law when it comes to a time period for you to file your claim, be sure to research the laws in your state for a personal injury claim.
The next step is finding the right personal injury lawyer. Our staff is available to consult with you and your family to talk about your injury damages, liability, and limitations that are enacted in the state of Mississippi. Whether you were involved in an auto, pedestrian, motorcycle, workplace, or wrongful death situation, documentation is key. We will work with you to collect valuable information needed for your case before they become lost or forgotten.
Mestayer Law Firm provides civil litigation for clients throughout the Gulf Coast area including Pascagoula, Biloxi, and Gulfport. If you are making future plans for your estate, then contact us today and let us help take care of every detail of your finances. Call us today at 228-762-1193 or visit www.pascagoulalaw.com. We are your legal experts! You can also visit our office located at 2128 Ingalls Ave. in Pascagoula, Mississippi. We look forward to talking with you!
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