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Filing Multiple Claims for the Same Case

A person who has been injured because of another driver’s negligence may wish to pursue legal action to fight for compensation. These injured individuals can possibly sue the responsible parties for financial compensation for their injury costs and other related expenses. However, once the case is settled, the injured party may not be legally able to file the same claim again.

If you have been hurt in an auto accident and are interested in filing a claim against the negligent party at fault, it is important to first discuss your case with an experienced lawyer. To learn more, contact the Waukesha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.

Res Judicata and Injury Claims

If a person has already filed an injury claim and had the case settled or otherwise decided upon, the individual is typically not allowed to pursue a second claim for the same injury. This is established under a principle known as res judicata, which specifically prohibits repeat legal action.

Under the restrictions of res judicata, a person may not file a second suit if the following conditions are in place:

  • They are suing the same defendant for the same incident
  • They are attempting to secure additional compensation for a prior claim’s injury
  • They are suing on the basis of issues that should have been covered by the initial claim

These restrictions stop many claimants from filing a second suit for an injury. Thus, it is important to ensure that your first claim is successful.

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If you have been injured and are looking for legal assistance to better prepare you for your claim, we may be able to help. To learn more about how we can help fight for your compensation, contact the Waukesha car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.

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