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Trending Personal Injury Questions From FindLaw Answers

Posted by John Hamilton | Jul 08, 2015 | 0 Comments

You've got questions … we've got answers. If you have not yet asked or answered a

question in FindLaw's Answers community, what are you waiting

for? This amazing free resource supports a dynamic community of legal consumers

and attorneys helping each other out. Simple as that.

We see a lot of great questions in our Answers community every day. Here's a look

at some recent questions relating to injuries and accidents from our

FindLaw Answers boards:

  • My friend was driving and got us into a multi-car accident.

    I got a bad case of whiplash from the accident. I don't necessarily want to sue

    my own friend, but I need to do something to help cover my medical expenses.

    Should I just sue the other drivers? Or the other drivers and my friend?

Suing a friend? That can definitely be a bit of an awkward

situation. The

good news is that as a passenger, you probably won't come up against an

issue of fault when trying to recover for a whiplash injury. So it will

likely be easy for this poster to file a claim against the friend, as well as

the other drivers.

In these types of cases, it's often a good idea to consult

with a personal injury attorney beforehand. An attorney will be able to assess

the circumstances surrounding the accident, help determine the issues of fault

and liability, and advise the injured party on the best way to proceed with the

case — even if that means suing a friend. If you find yourself in this

situation, you can have your claim reviewed for free by an accident attorney in

your area.

  • I was injured in a slip-and-fall accident a while back at a

    supermarket. I meant to file a claim against the store, but I got so caught up

    with other things — trying to recover from the injury, a job loss, and taking

    care of an ill family member — that I never got around to suing. Is it too late

    to do anything?

Even if you're not a chronic procrastinator, life can become overwhelming. If that's the case for you, suing may not

be at the very top of your to-do list. But don't let your injury fall

completely off your radar.

Most personal injury claims are bound by statute of

limitations laws, which require that a case be filed within a certain amount of

time. Each state has its

own set of statute of limitations, generally with limits varying according

to the type of accident of injury. You will want to look into filing

a personal injury claim as soon as possible. A personal injury attorney can

let you know exactly when your case needs to be filed to

preserve the claim.

These are just a couple examples of some of the trending personal injury questions being asked on our Answers boards. We know that dealing with an injury or another legal issue can be confusing, Answers is a great place to find resources, get advice, and get connected with an attorney!

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