When filing personal injury claims, victims need to be aware of possible mistakes that occur and understand how to avoid them to make sure that their claims run as smoothly as possible.
Many people are well aware that if injuries or illness occur as the result of an accident where a negligent party is at fault, that party is liable. Through a personal injury claim, the victim is entitled through compensation in order to cover the damages and expenses that occur as a result of the accident.
Many people don’t understand the proper steps to take next and therefore end up botching the claim or not receiving the entirety of the compensation they are entitled to, that’s why we have listed common mistakes so that you understand what to do going forward.
- The At-Fault Party Can’t Make A Claim
The assumption is that if you caused the accidents and received injuries, you are not entitled to compensation. But according to the Minnesota Revised Statues, these people are not withheld from filing claims.
Thanks to the Department of Public Safety, Minnesota requires that all drivers have no-fault insurance, which basically allows any injured victim to file a claim against their own policies. It is important to note that because you are at fault, you will only receive a portion of the compensation that you would have otherwise received.
- Fault Doesn’t Matter
Now, because this no-fault insurance exists, some people believe that it doesn’t matter who is at fault during an accident. This is untrue. If medical expenses occur and exceed $4,000 or permanent disability or injury happens to the injured party has the right to make a claim against the at fault-party.
- Seeking Legal Representation isn’t Necessary
Many people who have been injured thanks to an accident that was at no fault of their own believe that legal representation and the expenses that follow aren’t necessary because they aren’t affordable. But what they don’t realize is that many attorneys offer free consultations and will only collect fees once a settlement has been reached.
Minnesota Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one was in an accident that led to personal injuries or damage to your vehicle, you have the right to proper legal representation and counsel that will make sure that you receive the care and compensation you deserve. Before making an insurance claim, reach out to a personal injury lawyer who will make sure that your needs are met. Contact JD Haas & Associates as soon as possible.
We can negotiate with insurance companies to help you obtain all of the compensation you are entitled to and our attorneys are not afraid to file a lawsuit when an insurer is unwilling to provide adequate relief.
JD Haas & Associates represents clients in communities all over Minnesota. You can have our lawyers provide a complete evaluation of your case as soon as you call (952) 345-1025 today.