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How to File a Claim

Personal Injury Lawyer

After you have been injured or in an accident and have an injury, you might be wondering about state laws that may affect your personal injury claim or may affect whether you are able to bring forth the claim. Talking to a personal injury lawyer such as the ones available Hurwitz, Whitcher & Molloy, LLP is going to be a great way to figure out if your claim can go forward. Your personal injury lawyer is also going to be able to give you advice about the state laws, as well as the federal laws that are governing your ability to file your personal injury claim.

Time Limits for Injury Lawsuits

All states have limits of time involved in filing a lawsuit in civil court, this is especially true of personal injury lawsuits. If you have questions about the state statute of limitations that you are filing in, you should seek out a personal injury lawyer in that state to find out the answers of your questions.

The statute of limitations is different depending on the type of case you are filing, and your personal injury lawyer is also going to be able to help you understand the different statute of limitations in how they affect your ability to file your case.

This is important to know because if you don’t get to the courthouse in time, and buyer keys before the statute of limitations closes, the court system can refuse to hear your case. This causes your right to compensation to be lost and the result is that you receive nothing.

The statute of limitations does apply to most but not all lawsuits seeking compensation for losses that are related to physical injuries. It is important to pay attention to the laws of your state and ensure that you are following the process of the courts filing system correctly.

Rules on Shared Fault

Sometimes when you are dealing with a personal injury case, you might find yourself held liable for your injuries. They may only find you partially to blame, and if you do share this level of liability that the business or person you are trying to sue claims you do, it will affect the total amount of compensation that you may receive from all parties involved.

When it comes to shared fall cases in New York, NY does follow a pure comparative negligence rule which means that the size the amount of compensation you are entitled to is going to be reduced according to the amount that is equal to the percentage of fault for the accident that you are found to be liable for when you go to court.

If you have any questions about comparative negligence, talk to your personal injury lawyer, it will be the best person to tell you whether comparative negligence is going to affect your case and how it might affect your compensation return. Your personal injury lawyers we do have most if not all of the answers to any of the questions you ask regarding how to file your claim in New York.