There are several important aspects of a personal injury claim for victims and their families to be familiar with. Understanding the process, what to expect and timelines associated with the process is especially important so that injured victims and their families can make the most of these important protections.
Personal injury claims can allow victims to seek help with their physical, financial and emotional injuries suffered in an unexpected car accident. Damages victims may be able to recover can include medical expenses, future medical care costs, lost wages, lost-earning capacity and pain and suffering damages. The damages that may be available depend on the situation and circumstances so it is important for car accident victims to understand how legal remedies apply to their case.
There are important timelines associated with a personal injury claim for damages that may prevent recovery of compensation for damages if they are not followed. In Georgia, car accident victims have two years from the date of the car accident to file a personal injury claim for damages. In addition, it is also important to note that there may be different stages of the process, including settlement negotiations, and different parties, such as insurance companies, may be involved so car accident victims need to be prepared for what to expect.
Car accidents can cause serious, and lasting, injuries and harm to victims which is why legal remedies are available to protect them. To best utilize these benefits, car accident victims and their families should be familiar with the process and how it can help them through a difficult time following a car accident.