What Are My Personal Injury Rights?

Know Your Personal Injury Rights

Every American citizen possesses a set of legal rights provided by the legal systems of the United States. As a law-abiding citizen, you have a right to exercise your personal injury rights after being involved in a traumatic accident. You may be entitled to compensation from your accident if you have:

  • Incurred any present and future medical bills
  • Developed long-term injuries
  • Lost income & time at work
  • Endured pain & suffering

Compensation doesn’t stop at your medical bills, pain and suffering or loss of time. It can also include property damages. If any vehicles or other objects that belong to you were damaged, compensation for those items are eligible. Your legal rights are only as powerful as your knowledge in how to use them. Speak with a personal injury attorney to understand your legal rights grant.

Video Transcript

Hello, my name is attorney Frank Penney and this is the Legal Minute What are your rights? If you are not at fault for the accident, and your injuries, then you have the right to compensation for what you have lost. The law tries to put you back in the position you were before the accident. You have the right to recoup your reasonable and necessary medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. There are other more specific economic damages you can receive such as losses related to losing your ability to work in the future and the costs associated with living in the future if you have a significant disability. Furthermore, you have the right to be compensated for property damaged in the accident. Such as your vehicle or other objects. Talk to a competent lawyer to discuss your rights since you’re right depend in large part on the facts of your case.

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