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Due to how many different types of personal injuries there are, it is hard to accurately predict how a personal injury case will proceed, as there are so many potential outcomes. However, despite these complications and intricacies, there is still a good amount of general advice and wisdom that can be applied to many situations.
Whether your injury is the result of a car accident, catastrophic injury, dog bite, motorcycle accident, slip and fall accident, truck accident, or other type of negligent incident, there are a few key practical issues that relate to nearly all forms of personal injury claims.
Whether Insurance Will Cover the Injury
When you have been injured at the fault of a third party, it can pay to find out whether that person or entity is covered by insurance, especially when you are considering an injury claim. When you are injured in a slip and fall accident, the property owner having liability coverage can mean a big difference in your payout and what will be covered.
Coverage can sometimes determine whether you can receive any damages in a personal injury lawsuit. If the defendant does not have coverage and has few assets to their name, there comes a possibility that even a judgment in your favor could come without any reward to their plaintiff. However, even if you are not sure they are covered, if your injuries are significant and it was clearly the other person’s fault, it is most often advisable to proceed regardless.
Finding a Lawyer
Your case may appear simple and to the point, but the defendant will be trying not to pay the injured party with every legal defense they have. Even worse is going against an insurance company that is well-versed in these sorts of proceedings. It is critical to hire experienced legal representation as soon as possible following an injury.
In personal injury cases, most lawyers do not get paid until their client does. This makes it a more worthwhile investment, as it is not out of pocket and the lawyer can help follow up with medical appointments and ensure you are taking the right steps with proper documentation every step of the way.
Deciding Whether to Pursue a Lawsuit
In many cases, a personal injury suit will be settled before it ever gets to court. In other case, it can be resolved before a lawsuit is filed. When starting out a claim, you can decide, instead, to file a third party claim against the insurance company of the person at fault. If an insurance company decides not to respond, then you would need to take the claim to court. Keeping records of demand letters and other correspondence is imperative in cases such as those. Having legal representation can help in these special cases when you are unsure when and how you will be able to collect damages.
Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman, & Hamilton Seek Damages for Injured Victims
Our team of Baltimore personal injury lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman, & Hamilton have the experience to guide you through your personal injury claim. Call us at 800-547-4LAW (4529) today to discuss your case or contact us online. Our offices are located in Baltimore, Maryland, allowing us to represent injured victims throughout Baltimore City and Baltimore County, including those in Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Towson, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Glen Burnie, Pikesville, Parkville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.