Car accidents — an accident resulting in an injury occurs on average every two and-a-half minutes. This is a terrifying thought for anyone and can turn into a nightmare if you or someone you love is the person injured. Unfortunately, some accidents could be prevented by someone exercising a reasonable amount of care. If they did not exercise reasonable care then they were negligent and you have a personal injury case.
Is a Car Accident a Personal Injury Case?
YES. This is the most common case that people associate with personal injury cases but a personal injury case can also be many other types of cases. Below is a list of just a few of the other types of personal injury actions a person may have if they resulted in the negligence of a third party:
- Slip and fall cases
- Animal/dog bite cases
- Workplace accidents
- Wrongful death
- Construction accidents
- Assault/Battery or other intentional tort
If you have been a victim of these or any other negligent action of a third party you have rights.
However, to exercise those rights, you need to speak with a personal injury attorney as quickly as possible after an accident. By law, you have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. Acting swiftly can help ensure that no details are forgotten, go unnoticed or overlooked. The sooner you bring your case to an attorney, the stronger chance you have at recovering the maximum compensation you are legally entitled to. Remember it is the insurance adjusters’ job to save their company money and pay as little as possible in your case.