The personal injury cases usually do not end up in small claims courts. Since most personal injury cases involve experienced lawyers such as Perry Bundy Plyler& Long LLP and many states prefer personal injury cases be filed at formal courts instead of smaller courts, often personal injury cases are not filed in smaller courts. In some states, though the smaller courts the judges award compensation to the victims of personal injury cases that is only the medical expenditure and wage loss, and do not have the power to compensate for pains and sufferings. Therefore, if you are going to file a personal injury case in a local smaller court you need to find out the local laws, rules and regulations. However, some types of personal injury cases do end up in local smaller courts such as dog bite cases.
If you are seriously injured, you may tend to sue for more amount of compensation. But, in order to get a fair recovery often you may not require suing at all. Often, people effectively mediate or negotiate the desired settlement with insurance companies. In order to calculate the claim amount you need to add up the dollar amount to your out of pocket medical expenditures along with costs of medical service providers, the amount of loss of pay, damage to property, and pain and suffering.
Often, many insurance companies neglect to keep track of your personal injury claims. Therefore, the small courts reluctantly emphasize the medical expenses and grant judgement in favour of the victims. Similarly, though you can claim the compensation for your loss of pay if your employment organization provides you with the unlimited sick time you may not be considered for your loss of pay compensation.