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

How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury CaseUnexpected injuries can be devastating to your finances and quality of life. It’s many people’s worst nightmare: the hospital bills, missing work, requiring assistance for every day activities.

Where someone’s negligence is responsible for your injury, you can receive the compensation you deserve for your unfortunate situation.  But, the big question most people have is, “How do I know if I have a good case?”

The first thing to remember is that the only way to be sure that you have a valid case is to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney.

Next, you have to determine whether your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. In order to have a successful case, you will need to prove the following:

  • That you have a documented injury.
  • That the subject of your personal injury claim was negligent in some way.
  • That their negligence caused your injury.

Naturally, if you’re injured, it’s extremely important that you go to a doctor or hospital as soon as possible; both for your health and in order to have documented evidence of your injury. The longer you wait to visit the doctor or hospital, the easier it will be for the other person’s insurance company to claim that your injury wasn’t serious or occurred separately from the accident in question.

The nature and cost of your medical treatment will make a big difference in your injury case; so be sure to follow up on all doctor’s appointments and keep detailed notes of your pain, suffering and healthcare appointments.

A great source of evidence for your case is eyewitness testimony.  The nonbiased account from bystanders who happened to witness your accident can give your case more credibility and serve to prove your claim.

Accident claims that are often the result of someone else’s negligence include:

  • A car accident resulting from another driver speeding, being reckless, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Slippery floors that the owner failed to clean up.
  • Poorly maintained stairs that lead to a slip and fall.
  • Being bitten by a dog that is not leashed.

If you feel you have been injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, it’s important that you contact a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

The experienced lawyers at NovaLegalGroup, PC are available 24/7 to help you determine whether you have a valid personal injury case and to help you get the medical help and monetary compensation you deserve.

Contact us today for a Free Consultation.

Nearly 30 years of experience and success handling thousands of accident cases gives us the ability to help you! 

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