The civil justice system allows accident victims to seek financial compensation for various expenses that were caused by another’s careless actions or wrongdoing. 

What Is a Personal Injury Case?


The civil justice system allows accident victims to seek financial compensation for various expenses that were caused by another’s careless actions or wrongdoing. Common types of accidents involved in personal injury cases include:

  • Car Accidents

  • Bike Collisions

  • Slip-and-Falls

  • Pedestrian Accidents

  • Worksite Accidents

  • Defective Products

  • Subway Accidents

In most cases, the injured person or surviving family is awarded an amount of money by the person or company legally responsible for causing the accident.

What Is the Personal Injury Claims Process?

Unfortunately, the experience of suffering a severe personal injury doesn’t get any easier after you recover. Depending on the type of injury, it could take weeks, or even months before you feel back to normal. In many cases, it takes longer than that. If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), paralysis, or some other debilitating condition, you might not ever be able to return to your previous lifestyle, let alone go back to work.

The cost of healthcare in this country is on the rise. Following an injury, a victim might be burdened with an expensive bill from his medical provider, and want to file an insurance claim. But before you can expect to get your money, there are several steps that must take place.

First, the lawyer will help to determine if your lawsuit is worth pursuing. FAAN will look at many pieces of potential evidence, including:

  • The medical treatment you received due to the injury and its cost

  • Your insurance coverage

  • Any available police reports regarding the accident

  • Witness reports

Once we have reviewed this information and listened to your account of the events that occurred, we will make a decision as to whether we can reasonably expect to get you money. Then, your lawyer can get to work on the initial paperwork. Once your complaint has been filed and your case is in motion, we gather police records, medical reports, witness statements, and any other piece of evidence that will support your position.

Your specific case will either be handled outside of court through a settlement, or it will go to trial. While it’s a faster process to agree to a settlement offer, it may result in a smaller payout than what you would receive if you won your case at trial. If you and your lawyer decide to try your case in front of a jury, there’s extra risk, and your lawyer will be responsible for presenting an argument strong enough for the jury to deliver a verdict in your favor.

After the jury has sided with you, it’s time for celebration. You just won your personal injury case and you’ll be receiving the financial compensation that you are rightfully owed.



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