The circumstances of a personal injury case will always vary widely from case to case, and it is impossible to say for certain that what applies in one case applies to another. That being said, there are a few rights that are understood as the rights a victim has following an injury. In short, these rights are the right to seek compensation for damages and the right to a just investigation by your insurance company following a claim.
If you have been injured, whether your injury comes as the result of an auto collision or due to the negligence of another, it is important to understand that you have rights and the legal recourse to protect them. Below we expand on the two most common recourses that a victim has in a court of law.
You Have the Right to Seek Financial Compensation for Harm to Your Body or Mind Caused as a Result of An Injury
Following an injury, you have the right to seek financial compensation for any expenses that result from the injury. Common reasons for receiving financial compensation after an injury include any medical expenses accrued while treating injuries, lost wages suffered while unable to work as a result of the injuries, emotional distress, and loss of consortium.
Simultaneously, there may also be a claim filed for property damages in the event of an auto collision that resulted in the injuries. It is not uncommon for a personal injury attorney to take on both personal injury and property damage cases for the same client.
You Are Entitled to a Thorough Investigation by Your Insurance Company
In addition to any financial compensation that you may be entitled to due to another’s negligence, you are also entitled to a fair and thorough investigation by your own insurance company regarding a claim that you file. This means that your insurance company cannot deny a claim without first conducting an impartial investigation that will determine if your accident is covered by your policy.
When an insurance company attempts to renege on their end of the agreement by unjustly denying your claim it is considered “bad faith practices” and you may then be able to sue your insurance company on those grounds.
Willoughby Shulman Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured in an accident, contact the law offices of Willoughby Shulman Injury Lawyers. As a Las Vegas personal injury law firm, our attorneys can help you recover any damages that you may be entitled to. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.