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Is a personal injury claim the same thing as a lawsuit?

Is a personal injury claim the same thing as a lawsuitAs a good Baltimore, MD personal injury attorney can explain in more detail, a personal injury claim is not the same thing as a lawsuit even though it can be a preliminary step towards filing a lawsuit.

There is much confusion when it comes to differentiating between personal injury claims and civil lawsuits. Our personal injury attorney at Cohen & Cohen understands that for the layperson, the laws surrounding personal liability can be confusing. Though personal injury claims and lawsuits can overlap to some degree in terms of their intention, there are many differences. Below are some additional explanations but if you were injured by someone else or by a company’s negligence, we encourage you to contact Cohen & Cohen to speak with our personal injury attorney. We offer a free consultation from a Baltimore, MD personal injury attorney for those considering taking legal action following the diagnosis of a serious injury.

What is a personal injury claim?

A personal injury claim is a demand for compensation equal to the damages associated with an injury that the victim incurred due to the carelessness, negligence, or intentional act of the at-fault party. With the help of an experienced Baltimore, MD personal injury attorney from Cohen & Cohen, we can help you file a personal injury claim. Our understanding of what is necessary for a claim to be successful means that you have a greater chance of success and of receiving a settlement as quickly as possible. We do not charge up front; we only charge a modest percentage of your settlement. If we are not able to negotiate a settlement on your behalf, we will not charge you a fee.

What is a civil lawsuit?

A civil lawsuit is a civil, legal matter as opposed to a criminal matter. In the context of a Baltimore, MD personal injury suit involving a lawyer, the victim (plaintiff) sues the at-fault party (defendant) in a court of law and requests a finding of guilty and a monetary award for their damages. In a civil lawsuit there is no prosecutor but there is a judge and possibly a jury. Both sides in the case usually have a personal injury attorney representing them. If the defendant is found guilty, they will be forced to pay an award that can be as little as a dollar or as much as millions of dollars. Though the plaintiff’s personal injury attorney will submit a request for an amount equal to his client’s damages, the Court is not required to honor it when ruling on a dollar figure for the award.

In a civil lawsuit:

  • The defendant will not go to prison if found guilty.
  • The plaintiff will not receive an award, and may have to pay the court costs of the defendant, if the defendant is found innocent.
  • At Cohen & Cohen, our Baltimore, MD personal injury attorney will not recommend pursuing a lawsuit if a personal injury claim might be successful as it is less costly and generally a faster means of collecting compensation.

What is your best legal option to recover your damages?

Ultimately, this question can only be answered after speaking with an informed personal injury attorney from Cohen & Cohen. After a careful review of your circumstances, you may learn more about your options than you understood previously. Call our office today to request a free consultation with a personal injury attorney who can provide you with the information you need to make the right decisions.

For a highly rated Baltimore, MD personal injury attorney that may be able to start helping you with the very beginning of the process to seek compensation, contact Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation with no obligations.

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