How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Case?

How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Case?

Figuring out whether you have a Personal Injury case can be confusing. You are dealing with insurance and medical expenses on top of any injuries you sustained. Thankfully, getting compensation can significantly help with your damages and losses.

Personal Injuries can happen through various means, including car crashes, medical errors, defective products, or workplace accidents. If someone else caused your injury, you might have a case to recover damages.

Contact a hardworking Personal Injury attorney today for legal advice on whether you should file a claim for an incident.

Proving a Personal Injury Case

You and your lawyer must prove the four basic elements on negligence have been met if you wish to convince the court that you have a viable Personal Injury case.

  1. Duty of Care

A lawyer must prove the other party had a responsibility to be careful. For example, a store worker who mops the floor is expected to place a “wet floor” sign in the designated area to warn shoppers of the slippery surface.

  1. Breach of Duty

The other party did not follow through on their responsibility, such as not putting out a caution sign after mopping, which breached a duty of care.

  1. Cause

The other party’s mistake directly caused the plaintiff’s injury. For instance, if the store worker had put out a wet floor sign, the injured person might not have slipped and gotten hurt.

  1. Damages

The plaintiff suffered a genuine, serious injury that has impacted their life since the incident and causes damages. If the accident had led to a minor fall with little to no harm, it might not be worth filing a claim.

These factors are crucial to persuading a court that a person has a solid claim for compensation. If all four of these elements are met, the plaintiff has a good chance of being successful in their claim.

Call Our Team Today to Determine If You Have a Personal Injury Case

Finding the right lawyer is an essential piece in winning compensation. You want someone who knows what they are doing and cares about your case. At Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, we have the experience and compassion to help you. We also offer an initial consultation at no cost.

Let us take on the burden of determining whether you have a Personal Injury case. Contact our office today.

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