If you have been injured by another party’s negligence, it is only right that you receive compensation from that person or entity to pay for your damages. You may have medical bills, legal bills, and increased living expenses that quickly add up. Many victims file personal injury lawsuits against the person, company or agency responsible for their injuries. However, in some cases, the defendant tries to show that the victim was also at fault–at least partially. Those cases are what are known as “comparative negligence” cases, and they can result in a reduction of the amount the victim can recover. In some cases, the victim in a comparative negligence case may recover nothing at all.
Have you ever wondered how a personal injury case is handled? How do attorneys decide on a settlement amount, and how do they communicate this to the other party? How are agreements reached, and how much does it cost to settle a case? These are all questions you may have if you are the victim of a personal injury. The process of settling a personal injury case is not simple, but understanding it can help you determine if your case is being handled properly and if you are recovering the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled.