Filing an Auto Injury Claim


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Once the relevant information and required documents relating to your case have been obtained you can file your auto injury claim at court. This basically consists of filling a summons and a complaint at the courthouse and is often done as a matter of course at the commencement of each claim (even if the case is very likely to settle.) Once the papers are filed at court, they must also be served personally on the person you are suing. If you are suing a corporation, it must be an appropriate representative of that corporation. The court can usually assist you with hiring a person to serve the documents on your behalf.

Do You Have Legal Injury Insurance?

Check your insurance policy to see whether you are covered for legal car insurance for accidents. If you are, you may already have a lawyer to assist you with your claim. If not, contact your insurance company. There is no need to worry if you haven’t got legal insurance as part of your policy as you can simply approach a specialist attorney yourself. Make sure, however, that you hire them on a no-win, no-fee basis. This will mean that you won’t have to pay them anything during the case, and in the event that your claim is successful, they will recover their costs from the insurance company.

Can You Prove Your Injury Claim?

If your auto injury claim is going to succeed it is vital that you ensure that you can prove that you were injured, and that your injury was caused by the auto accident. Therefore you must see a medical doctor in order to ensure that you are examined. This examination, and any further treatment, will help to prove the exact nature of your injury as well as ensuring that you get the proper specialist or therapeutic care thereafter.

If you have been hurt in a hit-and-run after which the driver has driven off, or if you have been injured by a car accident with no car insurance from the other party, you must contact the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB.)

What Type Of Compensation Are You Claiming?

There are numerous classes of compensation for which you can claim. These include general damages, special damages and pain and suffering, amongst others. Your claim will seem more precise and professional if you have categorized the types of compensation you are claiming and detail these under the relevant subheadings.

It is possible to file your own claim without the assistance of an attorney, although if your claim is complex, if there are multiple parties involved, or if you do not feel confident in doing so yourself you may still wish to seek the assistance of an auto injury lawyer.


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