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6 Things You May Not Know About Personal Injury

Are you thinking of making a claim for an accident you’ve had? But not sure where to start? There is a lot of information out there on personal injury, but it can be overwhelming and confusing. When there is such a variety of people offering to take your case, you want to know that you understand the process. Here are a few of the things you don’t want to forget.


Attorney’s Aren’t Scary

It sounds trivial, but many people are too scared to get in touch. If you contact a firm and explain your interested, they should be able to discuss the basics of the process with you. Don’t be worried about just enquiring, they are the experts and here to help you. A good personal injury lawyer won't charge you for your initial chat. Pick up the phone and ask questions.

You Don’t Have To Claim Right Away

Even if your accident happened a while ago, you could be still eligible to claim compensation. If you speak to an attorney, they’ll be able to know if your case is still valid. Don’t leave it too long though, the sooner you claim the easier it will be to process the case.

You Can Claim For Mental Health Impacts

Many people won’t claim for an accident, as they assume it must be a physical injury. An accident can affect your mental health that can have a tremendous impact on your life. If you’ve experienced a traumatic event that has left you with a condition such as PTSD, you could have a strong case. Even if you have a physical injury, let your attorney know about any other mental health issues. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If it affects your work or life in dramatic ways, it’s more than worth mentioning.

You Can’t Claim For Diseases

Another misconception of personal injury law, is that you can’t claim for diseases. Personal injury often brings to mind accidents that involve a trip or fall. But, if you’ve had a situation that’s resulted in you being the recipient of a disease, you could still have a case.  

You Don’t Have To Be Rich To Claim

Some of us won’t consider claiming for personal injury as we assume the legal fees will be too high. Going through any legal process can be expensive. However, there are grants and funding available that can help you with expenses. Your insurance may even cover you for legal fees.

You Can Claim If You’ve Changed Jobs

If your accident happened at your previous place of employment, you can still claim. Just because you have left a job, doesn’t make your case any less valid. When you meet your lawyer, try bring documents with you that explain your previous role. If you have any information from your previous job that might help, don’t forget to bring it.

There is more to personal injury than these few points. If you speak with the right attorney, they will be able to give you an honest opinion on how your case will do. It’s better to enquire and see if you have a case than to leave till it’s too late.

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