Life is full of unexpected moments. Sometimes these moments enrich our life while other times they take away the things and the people we value most. People who live through car accidents, police brutality incidents and other lifechanging circumstances are oftentimes left with both physical and emotional scars. And while the physical scars can heal with time sometimes the emotional and mental ones never go away. If you or someone you know has recently sustained a personal injury, we recommend contacting a seasoned and compassionate personal injury lawyer in Traverse City, Michigan who can guide you through this traumatic moment in your life.
The Process of Pursuing a Personal Injury Case with the Help of an Attorney:
Filing a personal injury case requires meeting a series of requisites and following some important steps. Regardless of whether you were the victim of a car accident, motorcycle accident, boating accident, or any other incident, the requisites are virtually the same. According to the American Bar Association, “Automobile accidents, the area in which most personal injury actions arise, provide a good example of how the tort system works. You have a negligence claim in a “fault” state if you are injured by a driver who failed to exercise reasonable care, because drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care anytime they are on the road. When they breach that duty and your injury results, personal injury law says you can recoup your losses. (Note, though, that the system may be very different in states that have passed no-fault laws.)” Based on this information, proof of negligence is one of the ways in which one can successfully pursue a personal injury case. The other ways to go about pursuing an injury case, include ‘strict liability’ which would entail proving that the designer or manufacturer of a product produced a dangerous artifact which helped cause the accident, and ‘intentional wrongs’ in which case you may be able to “win a suit for battery even if a person hit you with the intention of playing a joke.”
After having listened to your explanation of the events, a practiced personal injury attorney will be able to identify which of these approaches is best suited for your case. While based on your specific circumstances, there may be some variations in the process, most personal injury attorneys will adhere to completing the tasks on a checklist supplied by the State Bar of Georgia, among which are “obtaining police/fire reports, getting photographic evidence, sending letters to witnesses, accessing hospital bills and hospital records/nurse’s minutes, preparing a demand for appraisal as well as a letter to the insurance company with documentation of injuries and a demand letter for settlement.” These are just some of the steps a personal injury attorney must take to ensure that your personal injury case moves forward. If you or someone you know has sustained a personal injury, we suggest scheduling a consultation with the excellent attorneys at the Neumann Law Group at (231) 221-0050.