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What is the Process of a Personal Injury Claim?

You may wonder about the personal injury claim process if you were injured in an accident or incident due to someone else’s actions or negligence.

You may consider filing a personal injury claim to seek compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial losses.

You have the legal right to do so.

However, knowing the process before you do so can help your claim be successful with a positive outcome. Here is a brief overview of what the process of a personal injury claim typically looks like.

Seek Medical Attention

The first and most crucial step in any personal injury claim is to seek medical attention immediately after the incident. It is essential for your health and well-being and your claim.

Seeking medical attention will create a record of your injuries and the treatment you received, which can be used as evidence later on.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

The next step is to contact a personal injury lawyer. Choosing a lawyer specializing in personal injury law is important, as they will have the experience and expertise necessary to handle your case effectively.

Your lawyer will assess your case and advise you as to whether you may have a valid claim.

Investigation and Gathering Evidence

Once you have hired a lawyer, they will investigate the incident that caused your injuries. This investigation may involve talking to witnesses, reviewing police reports and medical records, and gathering any other evidence that may be relevant to your case.

Filing the Claim

If your lawyer determines you have a valid claim, they will file it on your behalf. The claim will outline the nature of your injuries, the damages you have suffered, and the party responsible for your injuries.

Negotiations and Settlements

Once the claim is filed, the other party will have an opportunity to respond. In most cases, the parties will engage in negotiations in an attempt to settle without going to trial. Your lawyer will negotiate on your behalf to get the best possible settlement.


Your case will go to trial if a settlement is not reached. During the trial, both sides will present their evidence and arguments, and a judge or jury will determine whether you are entitled to compensation and, if so, how much.

Collection of Damages

If you win your case, the final step is to collect your damages. It may involve collecting a settlement from the other party or an insurance company or enforcing a court order to collect the damages a judge or jury awarded.

Getting Legal Help through the Process of a Personal Injury Claim

Personal injury claims can be complex, and going through the legal process can feel daunting and overwhelming, especially if you are already hurt and dealing with the treatment and healing process. 

That is why consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you through the process and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries is essential.

We invite you to get a free consultation with the Personal Injury Legal Team at Whitcomb Selinsky, PC. Call (866) 433-4116 or click here to use our convenient online form to tell us how we can help.