Over the past couple of years there has been an increasing trend in the number of personal injury claims. A personal injury claim arises when a party suffers an injury with lasting consequences as a result of the actions of another party. The recent rising trend of injury claims is attributable to various reasons.
One reason is that injury victims are finding it easier to file claims in a market that offers no fee for cases that result in no recovery. Legal fees associated with personal injury claims are paid on a contingency basis; as a result, the standard is that attorneys offer to represent injury victims with payment for services contingent upon a recovery settlement. While this type of arrangement may encourage injured claimants to file suit more readily, it is important to recognize that the recovery is tapered by the legitimacy and extent of the injury.
The rise in personal injury claims is also attributable to various products that were negligently released to the public, and have caused serious and even life threatening effects.
Media coverage and an overall heightened awareness of the availability of insurance compensation for injuries have also encouraged injury victims to pursue recovery for injuries sustained through the actions or negligence of another person or company. Furthermore, while auto accidents haven’t increased in frequency over the past couple of years, the number of claims arising out of auto accidents has risen likely due to the publicity of auto accident injury recovery; and the recent trend may also suggest that motorists are more likely to seek compensation for insurance coverage that they are mandated to pay, even for marginal injuries.
Personal injury claims all vary in severity, and often times they involve lifelong consequences that require extensive future medical expenses and years of pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the actions or negligence of another, call Blick Law Firm today at (813) 931-0840. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with attorney Michael Blickensderfer. Think quick, call Blick!