When you or a loved one are injured due to an accident, everything seems to get more complicated. Mishaps are extremely common, but that does not make the pain or suffering that can occur any less? At Fitzgerald and Roller, P.C., we are familiar with personal injury cases. We have had successful outcomes with many types of personal injury litigation and personal injury lawsuits. But what counts as a personal injury claim? Is there a time limit on when you can file a claim? Here are a few answers to the most frequently asked questions about personal injuries.
What is a personal injury claim?
Personal injury claims are simply disputes that happen when one party is injured or suffers harm because of the actions of another party. This can be a private citizen, or a corporation or business, a governmental entity, or a medical provider or nursing home, just to name a few examples.
Do I have to file a lawsuit?
Not necessarily. Some personal injury claims can be resolved by negotiating a settlement agreed upon by both parties. If a settlement is reached, there is no need for a court appearance or trial.
What are some of the more common personal injury claims?
A personal injury claim can arise in almost any circumstance in which someone suffers an injury but the more common situations we generally see include car accidents, slips and falls, certain construction work type of accidents, medical claims arising from injuries during the course of or from medical treatment, and injuries sustained in nursing homes. However, this is not a complete list of potential situations so it is best to contact Fitzgerald and Roller, P.C. to discuss your personal situation.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit or bring a claim?
Generally, most personal injury claims have to be brought within 3 years. However, depending upon the entities involved, certain paperwork such as a no-fault application could have to be submitted within 30 days and other entities are entitled to receive written notice of your claim within 90 days. Other situations, involving medical claims, have different time requirements as well. Therefore, it would be best to contact Fitzgerald & Roller, P.C., immediately after the accident or injury to ensure that your rights are protected.
Fitzgerald and Roller, P.C., has great success handling hundreds of personal injury claims in a wide variety of cases from car accidents to complex medical malpractice claims. Although we are small law office compared to some others, we have many years of experience between us and, because of our size, we can get to know you and your case on a first name basis so that we can offer you the best personal representation. So, for questions about any type of personal injury claim, do not hesitate to give us a call. At Fitzgerald and Roller, P.C., we are here to help you and your family in your time of need. Please call us today.