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How Do I Start A Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Personal Injury Lawsuits require high levels of evidence and dedication. Here is a quick guide to help you start your lawsuit with ease, making sure you get what you deserve without complication.

Decide If You Have A Claim

First, you must be sure that your case qualifies for a personal injury lawsuit. Some injuries may not qualify. Three easy questions to help you decide this are:

  1. Were you physically injured from the incident?
  2. Were these injuries caused by negligence of another person or entity, such as a business or organization?
  3. Do you have recoverable, financial damages?

If you answered yes to these three questions, you may have sufficient grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.

Collect Evidence

With any lawsuit, evidence is key to ensure that you can hold the opposing party responsible for your claim. Photographs, previous injuries from the same negligence and eyewitness reports are excellent defenses for your claim. If you are missing this evidence from the event, you may wish to return to the location of the injury to obtain photographs to aid your explanation to your lawyer.

Comply With Statute of Limitations

Most states have a statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits. You must file your claim within the time allotted by the statute of limitations unless you discover new evidence after the time period has ended. Most states hold the statute at two or three years from the date of the accident. To ensure you comply, start your claim as soon as possible after your accident. If you are too injured to file a claim, you may want to contact a lawyer to file the claim on your behalf and begin the lawsuit process while you heal from your injury. Although this places an additional strain during your time of injury, it will ensure that you are able to get the compensation you deserve from the parties at fault.

Collect Written Documents

Documentation of your financial losses can help recoup your costs during your lawsuit. Documents of interest may include hospital visits, medical bills, lost wages, caretaker services, replacement costs of damaged objects and increased costs of living. If applicable, ask for a copy of the police report regarding your accident. Additional contact information of your doctors, the police who reported the accident or your employer could help validate these documents. Ask individuals who are involved in your financial strain to confirm your documents if needed.

Find A Local Lawyer

Finding a lawyer to assist you in these steps and the upcoming personal injury lawsuit is essential. Your lawyer should be experienced in personal injury suits, locally available and happy to help you. Tate Law Group is pleased to serve Savannah, Georgia and the surrounding areas. If you think you have grounds for a case, contact Tate Law Group today online or by calling (912) 234-3030


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    We have litigated hundreds of cases and recovered damages totalling over $100 million for our clients in numerous courts of law since 2007.

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  • Tractor Trailer Injury $19,000,000
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