Why You Must File an Injury Claim ASAP
After you’re injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you can take action against the negligent party to obtain compensation for your injuries. The compensation you might be owed could cover your medical expenses, lost income, property damage, and the impact of your injuries on your mental and emotional well-being.
You have a right to seek compensation for your injuries, but you don’t have an automatic right to be compensated for your injuries. The burden is on you to take action by filing a personal injury claim with an insurance company. This process can be challenging. You should file your personal injury claim as soon as possible.
Why Should I File My Claim Quickly?
Since you were injured in the accident, your losses haven’t stopped piling up. The medical care you received to help heal your injuries and protect your health wasn’t free. The medical bills you’ve received for your treatment could total thousands of dollars. If you need more medical care for your injuries, you’ll continue racking up medical expenses.
Likewise, if you’ve had to stop working while you recover from your injuries, your income could be reduced substantially. You could be facing financial strain for as long as you’re unable to return to work or financial ruin if your injuries are so severe that you can’t work for a significant period of time.
Your financial losses aren’t being alleviated. They’re continuing to grow. This is a large reason why you should file your personal injury claim right away. There’s no way to predict how long it could take for your personal injury claim to be settled, and all that time, your financial losses could continue to be a burden for you. It’s also not guaranteed that you’ll get the compensation you’re owed. If not, you may want to pursue filing a personal injury lawsuit. This further delays your receiving the compensation you need and deserve.
There is usually no deadline to file a personal injury claim aside from “soon” or “within 180 days,” but if the insurance company doesn’t fully compensate you, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit to get the money you’re owed. Per Florida’s statute of limitations, you can only file a personal injury lawsuit within four years of the date of the accident. This is another reason why you should file your personal injury claim right away. You need to account for the possibility that you’ll have to move on from the claims process and file a personal injury lawsuit. You don’t want to eliminate your ability to do so because too much time has passed.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
There are several things you should do before you file your personal injury claim. The first thing is to hire a personal injury lawyer. You want to be sure to hire a lawyer with experience handling cases like yours and who has a proven track record. You’ll find attorneys who check both boxes at Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A..
Once you hire your personal injury lawyer, they’ll need to conduct an investigation into the accident and collect evidence of the wrongdoer’s actions and of your injuries. To get the full compensation you’re owed, you should provide evidence of all the ways your injuries have impacted you mentally and emotionally as well as the financial costs you’ve incurred. This may take time, so you want your attorney to start building your claim right away.
The Personal Injury Claim Process
Your attorney can prepare to file your personal injury claim after they’ve investigated the accident and gathered all the evidence to strengthen your claim. After filing your personal injury claim with the insurance company, there could be a period of negotiations between your attorney and the insurance company. If the insurance company is insistent on offering you a low settlement, your attorney could try negotiating with them to get them to compensate you for the total amount of your losses. The insurance company may or may not budge. If they don’t, then you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the party that caused your injuries.
Hire Us for Help with Your Claim
If you’ve been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you need a Florida personal injury attorney to help you file your personal injury claim. By filing a claim, you could obtain compensation for your injuries. Call Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. right now at 561.689.8180 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim.