Do you have questions about obtaining a monetary settlement in a personal injury case? Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. When an individual has been injured due to the negligence of another, they have the right to pursue a claim for pain and suffering in the way of a financial or monetary settlement.
The most common types of personal injury claims are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, defective product accidents and holiday accidents. The term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents (which lead to numerous medical negligence claims every year) and conditions that are often classified as industrial accidents cases including work related accidents, work injuries, repetitive strain injury cases and workers compensation claims.
If the negligence of another party can be proved, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from that party. Attorneys often represent clients on a “contingency basis,” in which the attorney’s fee is a percentage of the plaintiff’s eventual compensation, payable when the case is resolved. Oftentimes, having an attorney becomes essential because cases become extremely complex, such as in medical malpractice cases.
A monetary settlement in a personal injury case often includes the value of all past and future medical bills, past and future wage and earnings loss, lost time and inconvenience, and pain and suffering.
Once a personal injury case is settled and a monetary settlement is reached, it is not possible to re-open the case if it is determined that you are more seriously injured than initially thought. Ciccarelli Lawyers works with our injured clients and their families in pursuing a monetary settlement on their personal injury claim as soon as possible. The best time to begin negotiating a settlement is not immediately after the accident, but as soon as you have recovered or you have a prognosis for recovery so that we can get obtain the maximum value of your personal injury claim.
Learn more about obtaining a monetary settlement on your personal injury claim, and determining if you have a case, by contacting Ciccarelli Lawyers at (610) 692-8700 or toll free (877) 529-2422 or by email.