Personal Injuries Law Online
Injuries incurred by a person’s mind, body or emotions as a result of another are referred to as personal injuries. If you have been personally injured in some way, it becomes the liability of the injurers insurance. If the injurer does not have insurance you might have to rely on your own insurance company for compensation. Either way, dealing with an insurance company can be a long and arduous process. At this point, consultation with a lawyer is recommended.
When working with a lawyer on a personal injury case, you can expect the following general procedures:
- Your lawyer will begin by notifying the people responsible for your injuries that you intend to file a claim.
- Your lawyer will investigate the nature of the injury. In order to assist your lawyer, you may be asked to provide copies of police reports, tickets, photos of the scene or injuries, contact information of witnesses, medical records, relevant bills, pay check stubs or any other form of documentation that shows the impact of the injury on your life.
- Before your lawyer will begin negotiations with the insurance company your injuries must be stabilized, in order to determine their long term and permanent effects. Although this wait is sometimes difficult to bear, premature negotiations can lead to inadequate settlements.
- Your lawyer will write a “demand letter” to the insurance company to explain why their policyholder is responsible, the extent and impact of your injuries, your medical treatments and their costs and any other relevant damages. The letter will include a demand for a specific amount of money, generally twice as much as what you think is reasonable to allow room for future negotiations. The supporting documentation that you provided will also be included with this letter.
- The insurance company will respond to the demand letter, which can take several months.
- Negotiations will begin, very slowly, with your lawyer and the insurance companies adjuster until an offer to settle has been made that both parties can agree to.
- Your lawyer will write a confirming letter to the adjuster, including how much and when you will be paid.
- You will receive a settlement check and must sign off on a release, agreeing to release the insurance company from further liabilities.
- Your lawyer will take the agreed upon attorneys
- fees out of the settlement check.
Although the majority of personal injury claims are settled at the adjuster lever, you should be aware of the possibility of going to trial.
statues related to personal injuries Law
- Offences Against the Person Act
- Dogs (Liability for Injuries by) Act
- Factories Act
cases related to personal injuries law
- leslie gunnis Vs. clarendon sugar company
- kenneth buckeridge Vs. jamaica public service company ltd.
- ernest allen & horace allen Vs. michael campbell
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