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Do I Have to Go to Court for a Personal Injury Claim?

Sustaining a personal injury can be a costly accident, and when it’s through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to full compensation. If you’ve suffered a personal injury due to somebody else’s negligence, pursuing a claim with the help of a reputable personal injury lawyer can mitigate your losses. 

To file a personal injury claim, you must understand what constitutes such an injury. You’re eligible to file a claim of this nature if, and only if, negligent behavior, recklessness, assault or product liability were direct factors in the injury you’ve sustained. If this is the case, evidence must be found for the court to hear and weigh against the opposing party’s argument. With that being said, not all cases reach the courtroom, so read on for more information. 

Can a Claim Be Settled Out of Court? 

The majority of personal injury cases are, in fact, settled out of court. A claim is only likely to reach the courtroom if both parties cannot negotiate and agree upon a settlement before the hearing date is set. On average, this only occurs in approximately 2 out of 100 filings. Prolonged legal battles such as this quickly accrue extra fees, making settlement an attractive option for some. 

You should contact a lawyer before making any decisions. By doing so, you’ll have assistance with gathering all the evidence required and a wealth of experience to rely on when deciding whether to settle or not. Your attorney will also be able to properly calculate a settlement that includes both economic and non-economic damages.

If you’ve been injured in circumstances that weren’t your fault, you must file your case promptly. The statute of limitations on personal injury cases in Alabama State gives you two years to begin the process from the date you were injured. The sooner you file, the better, as evidence can be gathered more efficiently while the case is still fresh. 

Speak to a Lawyer in Birmingham, Alabama

If you’ve sustained a personal injury at the hands of another party’s negligence and wish to take action, contact Henry Dailey Law Firm today. Schedule your free consultation by speaking to one of our team when you dial 205-995-2412, or alternatively, you can leave us a message via our contact form above. One of our personal injury lawyers is always available to offer you the advice and guidance you need to claim the compensation you deserve.



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