In most states, it is required to carry some type of insurance if you operate a vehicle or own a home. Insurance can protect you and other parties if you are involved in an auto accident, or if your home is damaged for some reason.
If you have been injured in an accident, it’s important to go to a doctor as soon as possible. Many injuries, such as whiplash, are not immediately evident. In addition, documentation and medical records are needed to file a personal injury claim.
Being in a car accident can be a terrifying experience, especially if you are injured. Unfortunately, with so many cars on the road in America, the reality is that thousands of people are injured every year in car wrecks.
If you have been injured in a car accident, the first thing you should do is get each driver’s information and the names and information of any witnesses, and seek medical attention. The second thing you should do is contact your own insurance company, even if the accident wasn’t your fault.
Being injured because of the negligence of another party can change your life. Besides the physical pain and anguish of your injury, you may also have to deal with expensive medical bills, ongoing treatment like physical therapy, and missed time from work.
In a civil lawsuit, a plaintiff brings charges against a defendant for a negligent act or wrongdoing. If the plaintiff wins the case, they are given a monetary award. These rewards are also called civil damages, and can be classified in two categories, “compensatory” or “punitive.”
If you’ve been injured because of the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, you may decide to file a civil lawsuit with the hopes of being compensated for your suffering and the expenses associated with it. If you win the case, the court will award you compensatory or punitive damages (or both).