If you’re not that familiar with the terms ‘personal injury’ or ‘tort’ and what they might mean in terms of the law, its best summarized as accidental, negligent or intentional actions by someone else that causes you harm. While this is a bit simplistic, it gives you a working premise to consider. The main element needed to prove a personal injury case would be the presence of negligence, that the “other” person had a duty to you (usually a duty of safety or care), breached that duty, and that the breach caused you to suffer a serious injury.
A vast majority of personal injury lawsuits result from automobile accidents, although many lawsuits results from injuries caused by building defects, slip and falls, bus accidents, train accidents, airplane crashes, construction accidents, dog bites, etc.. The scope of personal injury law is wider than these examples, but they provide an idea of what kinds of things cause personal injury accidents. There is a separate, additional category of professional negligence, largely applicable to mistakes (medical malpractice) made by medical professionals; this body of personal injury law may also cover architects, accountants, attorneys and engineers.
There are two ways to resolve a personal injury claim; negotiate to settle it with the person at fault or do so with his/or insurance adjuster. This is not recommended; personal injury negotiation is complicated and the issues are best left to experienced professionals. If who is responsible is in question or how badly you have been hurt is being questioned, or if an injury is serious and large settlement is at stake, the wisest course is to retain the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer to achieve the best results. It’s is also wise to retain the attorney as early in the process as possible; only speak to lawyer and let the lawyer speak for you to the insurance company. This will substantially even your odds in an often difficult, lengthy and confusing legal process. Since the majority of personal injury lawyers handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, retaining an attorney will not cost you any money unless and until you win or settle your case.
Once you have legal counsel, it may be necessary to make some inquiries into lawsuit funding. Personal injury victims are often disabled, long or short term, by their injuries. Disability almost always has a devastating effect on the victim’s financial situation. Lawsuit funding provides a lawsuit cash advance to victims who need financial assistance because of their injuries or because they have lost their job. Case resolution may be months, even years away. While they wait for the lengthy legal process to unwind and produce positive results, where will the money to pay their medical expenses, cover for their lost wages, pay for medications, therapy and other incidental tests etc., come from? If they are seriously injured and disability is long term, how will they pay their mortgage, car, and other essential payments? Legal finance services are designed to solve these problems fairly quickly.
Applying for lawsuit funding is easy and free; the lawsuit funding company, in cooperation with your experienced personal injury attorney, reviews your case, and, if you qualify, you will receive your lawsuit cash advance within 24-48 hours. This is a service that helps you through the litigation to achieve better results. After all, a desperate plaintiff is not a positive influence on settlement negotiations.
Attorney, certified civil mediator, and award-winning author of the Zachary Blake Betrayal Series. Mark Bello is also a member of the State Bar of Michigan, a sustaining member of the Michigan Association for Justice, and a member of the American Association for Justice.