These 3 Problems May Ruin Your Claim
When a person is injured in a car accident, they may want to think about legal options available to help them get compensation. Injury treatments can become expensive, both from the direct costs of medical bills and the periphery costs of lost wages and lost opportunities. However, a claimant may damage their own case by making mistakes before, during, or after filing a claim.
If you’ve sustained an injury in an automobile accident because of someone else’s errors, you may be eligible for compensation. For more information regarding your options, contact the Waukesha auto accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C., by calling 800-242-2874.
#1: After You’ve Already Filed a Claim, You Can’t File Again
Injury claims restrict claimants from filing a second claim for the same injury against the same defendant. Whatever the outcome of the case, once a claim is resolved, it is considered closed. This is why claimants need to be especially careful about their case.
#2: After a Certain Period of Time, You Can’t File
The statute of limitations is a law that gives every claimant a certain amount of time to file an injury claim. If that claimant’s time expires, they won’t be allowed to pursue compensation for injuries anymore.
#3: The Defendant Must Be Proven Responsible for the Injury
Injury lawsuits can prove complicated in some cases and some cases may be completely thrown out if a claimant can’t prove that a defendant had a responsibility to act safely but failed to do so. This duty of safety can be as simple as not causing an accident. However, it should be noted that single-vehicle accidents caused by uncontrollable factors such as animal crossings may not be considered sufficient grounds for a lawsuit.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, compensation may be available through an injury claim. To learn more about your rights and options as an injured motorist, contact the Waukesha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C., at 800-242-2874 today.