If you are involved in an accident, you may be able to seek damages such as lost wages, payment of medical bills, and compensation for emotional distress.
Should you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit, you must have legal grounds for the claim. Legal grounds would include being involved in a car accident where another driver was negligent and crashed into you.
You will also need to gather evidence to present to the court, your personal injury attorney, and insurance companies. You will have to prove that the injury cost you emotionally or financially to justify the damages sought.
You also need to sue the other party quickly. All claims have a statute of limitations, or a timeframe during which a claim must be filed before the ability to do so expires.
Additionally, you may be able to contact the other party and express your intent to sue. Doing so may result in a settlement, so you can avoid going to court altogether.
To learn more, contacted a trusted personal injury attorney or a legal aid organization.