Can I File a Counterclaim on My Personal Injury?

Q. What is a counterclaim and how do personal injury attorneys determine if they have a case?

A. A counterclaim is when you, as the victim in an accident, file a claim against another individual or company for personal injuries that were sustained during the accident. You may also file a claim against the responsible party for punitive damages.


Q. How much money does it cost to file a personal injury claim?

A. It depends. Some personal injury cases can be settled out of court, while others go to trial.


Q. How do I file a claim?

A. To file a claim, you will need to hire an attorney who is qualified to handle such cases. An attorney will review your case and write up a claim form. This form should then be filed with your local courthouse.


Q. What are the benefits of filing a personal injury claim?

A. Filing a claim means you are asking for compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and more. In many instances, personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation where you can discuss your case with them and determine if it is worth pursuing.


Q. Are there any laws regarding filing a personal injury lawsuit?

A. There are some federal laws regarding personal injury lawsuits, most commonly known as the Tort Laws.


Q. Is filing a personal injury lawsuit risky?

A. Hiring a personal injury attorney can be a very wise financial move for someone who feels they have been injured due to the negligence of another person or company. When hiring an attorney, always consider their track record when it comes to negotiating settlements and winning the cases they’ve worked so hard to win. Never sign any type of documents without first consulting your personal injury attorney.


Q. What is a Personal Injury Counterclaim?

A. A personal injury counterclaim is a legal claim filed by someone (a person or business) who claims to have been injured due to another person’s, business’s, or government’s negligence.


Q. Is Filing a personal injury lawsuit a long process?

A. No, it is not a long process since once your personal injury attorney has reviewed your case he/she will determine if it is worth the time and effort to pursue your claim.


Q. Is it possible to file a personal injury counterclaim against a business?

A. Yes, it is possible to file such a claim against a business because most personal injury lawsuits are filed against businesses.

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