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Understanding the personal injury claims process

Because of the importance of personal injury protections when victims have been injured by a negligent driver in a car or other type of accident, it is helpful for injured victims to understand the claims process and how it works. Car, truck and motorcycle accidents can result in serious injuries and victims may be left wondering what to do about medical expenses, lost wages and the emotional toll of a car accident.

The personal injury claims process varies depending on the situation and unique circumstances of the individual involved but there are some steps in the process that it can be useful for injured victims to be familiar with. It is important to initially investigate the accident which can include a police report and witness statements so the police should always be called and as much witness information as possible should be collected following the accident. It is also important to ensure the victim receives the medical care and treatment they need and keeps careful records of the treatment they receive and treatment costs they incur.

A personal injury claim will be filed on the victim's behalf for their damages suffered in the car, truck or motorcycle accident because of the negligent driver. The claim will be filed for damages including medical expenses, lost wages and emotional damages suffered in the car accident. Insurance companies are commonly involved in the process and a settlement offer may be received. It is important to determine if the settlement offer is one that should be accepted or if it should be declined and the claim will proceed to court and litigation.

The personal injury legal process can seem complex at times but is designed to protect victims harmed by a negligent driver and ensure they receive the damages they need. Victims can receive important help with their physical, financial and emotional damages through a personal injury claim for damages.

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