When Should I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit: 5 Signs It’s Time to FileJune 22, 2020
File your personal injury case ASAP when:
- Serious injuries are involved.
- You need to preserve evidence.
- The insurer has been neglectful.
- Liability has been denied.
- A lowball offer has been made.
5 Signs Now’s the Time to File Your Personal Injury Lawsuit
When these factors are involved in your personal injury case, the sooner you file your claim, the better. Here’s why.
Severe injuries usually mean more extensive and expensive medical treatments, as well as greater losses all around in terms of:
- Permanent impairments
- Pain and suffering
- Long-term impacts on quality of life
- An inability to work and the associated lost earnings.
In these cases, filing a personal injury case can be critical to ensuring the victims are able to get the full compensation to which they are entitled.
When there may be any issues obtaining or preserving evidence for a case, filing a personal injury case as soon as possible can help ensure:
- As much evidence as possible is preserved (e.g., video located on premises, condition of property in work injuries, data on vehicles’ CDR’s and black boxes, etc.).
- The injured party has the best opportunity to build the strongest possible claim.
For example, after a truck accident, filing a claim can help prevent a motor carrier from getting rid of crucial evidence, like (but not limited to):
- Debris from the accident
- Truck maintenance records
- Driver logs maintained by third party vendors
- Dashcam videos
- Employee hiring records
- Bills of laden
- And more.
Neglect of Insurance Adjuster
When it’s time to recover from an accident, don’t expect insurers to be looking out for you, your rights, or your claim. Generally, insurers are looking out for their employer and its profits. And that usually means they may do whatever they can to try to:
- Give you the runaround
- Delay your case
- Neglect your claim
- Avoid paying you what you may deserve.
When these underhanded tactics come into play, filing a personal injury case with the help of an experienced lawyer is the best way to protect your potential rights to compensation.
When an at-fault party refuses to accept liability, filing a personal injury lawsuit is critical to holding that party accountable. The act of filing your claim will:
- Formalize the process
- Compel an at-fault party to prove that they were not liable
- Entitle you to certain evidence the at-fault party may have, like certain records, pictures, or other items
Filing your claim ASAP is also important when an at-fault party may accept some blame but may also be wrongfully trying to place some of the blame on you.
Any offer for your personal injury case should fairly and fully compensate you for the suffering, harm, and losses you’ve sustained. Whenever offers fall short of this, filing a claim can be pivotal to helping you get the full compensation you deserve.
In many cases, it may not be easy to determine when a settlement offer is adequate or not. This is where an experienced personal injury attorney can provide invaluable guidance, helping you identify whether an offer sufficiently covers past and future losses, like medical bills, lost earnings, and suffering.
A Houston Personal Injury Lawyer at the Amaro Law Firm Can Help You
If you or a loved one has been harmed by another’s negligence, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced Houston personal injury lawyer at the Amaro Law Firm. We’re ready to provide you with helpful answers, clear advice, and exceptional representation in the pursuit of justice and financial recovery.
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