To know the difference can make a difference when we talk about a personal injury case, this legal situation requires wisdom and knowledge two reasons why we consider pertinent to share information that can be very useful in the unfortunate moment that you might face with one of them.
When we talk about “personal injury” there are two types of situations, which although they sound similar, are completely different from each other. We refer to personal injury claim and personal injury lawsuit.
But before we start to explain this, is important you know what a “personal injury” is. Personal injury cases are legal disputes between a person who suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else who is legally responsible for that harm. This type of accident can be from injuries such as falls or slips to accidents with defective products, dog bites or even car accidents. So now you know this, the next question is when the “personal injury” makes reference to claim or lawsuit?
A “personal injury claim” happens when the person who suffers the harm and the person responsible for the accident make an agreement before any lawsuit is considered. While the “personal injury lawsuit” is valid once both parties cannot reach an agreement that benefits them or even after the negotiation process breaks down. It’s important to understand that a lawsuit can begin since the first moment of an accident, even when this process is considered as the last resource on many occasions.
Now that you know both terms you must know that these types of situations also require experienced people to handle it. The Bennett Law Center has over 25 years of experience representing individuals in personal injury cases. We are familiar with the legal system in Florida to ensure that all responsible parties are held accountable for their negligence and ensure that you are awarded the greatest sum to compensate for your injuries.