Cross Border Injuries

What you need to know about Personal Injury Claims

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

A personal Injury Claim is a type of civil lawsuit where one party claims for monetary compensation from a person or business who caused some physical or emotional harm.

A formal court process typically starts when a plaintiff files a civil claim at court. If both parties are able to reach a fair resolution, however, it can be advantageous to settle a claim before it reaches this point.

To have a personal injury claim, two questions must first be answered: who is liable for the accident and what are the damages? Liability simply means which party, or parties are at fault for the injuries sustained by the plaintiff(s).

What constitutes an Accident?

Negligence: To have a valid personal injury claim, you generally need to demonstrate that the other party’s negligence or wrongful actions more likely than not caused your injuries. Negligence involves proving that the responsible party owed you a duty of care, breached that duty, and as a result, you suffered harm. 

Injuries may include:

And/or emotional, psychological injuries:

Loss of Guidance, Care and Companionship

Pain and suffering

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