What's A Personal Injury Claim?
An injured person can recover money damages for medical bills, lost wages disability, pain and suffering, loss of consortium and in cases of Wrongful Death, loss of society. If an insurance policy covers the loss, the matter may be handled by letters and phone calls, without a lawsuit or court. Ordinarily, Plaintiff Attorneys (representing the injured party) negotiates for fair and reasonable compensation with a claims adjustor. Settlements are contracts to finalize the deal, evidenced by a written Release which states who is settling for how much. The Release prevents future claims or suits for additional injuries which may not be known at the time of settlement. Plaintiffs Attorneys traditionally work on a contingency fee basis of one third.