Do You Have a Personal Injury Case? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself
You’ve heard the term personal injury, and you probably have some idea about what it means. If you or someone you care about has been injured in an accident, however, it is helpful to understand a bit more about determining if you might have a strong personal injury case.
Did Someone Else’s Negligence Cause You to Be Injured?
A personal injury case begins with an injury. If someone else’s negligence – say another driver’s negligence – has left you injured, you likely have a personal injury case. The more serious the injury you have suffered as a result of another person’s negligence, the stronger your case will probably be. Personal injury cases can come in many forms, including car accidents that are caused by negligent motorists, slip and fall accidents that are caused by negligent store managers, accidents that are caused by the faulty manufacturing of consumer products, and much more.
Did You Suffer Damages?
Personal injury cases are predicated on the damages you suffered as a result of an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence. Damages refers to actual losses, and they often focus on financial losses, including medical expenses, lost hours and wages on the job, property damage (such as damage to your vehicle), and diminished earning capacity. There can also be damages associated with pain and suffering, which are often more complicated to prove but are nevertheless important. Car accidents, for instance, are often terrifying, and can leave victims emotionally scarred.
Are Your Damages Supported by Documentation?
If you have been injured in an accident, it is naturally important to seek immediate medical attention. The physical injuries associated with many kinds of accidents – whiplash for example – can blossom over time without appropriate diagnosis and treatment – and can even become chronic and/or debilitating. If someone else’s negligence has left you injured, you will need to be able to document your damages, and this often includes supplying the supporting medical documentation. Seeking appropriate medical attention will help serve as verification for the injuries you have sustained. Documenting emotional pain and suffering can be more complicated, but journaling about your experience can help.
Your Personal Injury Claim
Every personal injury claim is unique to its own set of circumstances. If someone else’s negligence has left you with a significant injury that caused you to suffer financial damages that can be documented, you likely have a viable personal injury claim. Personal injury cases are complicated; seek the professional legal services of an experienced Central Texas personal injury lawyer.
If Someone Else’s Negligence Has Left You Injured, Consult with an Experienced Central Texas Personal Injury Attorney Today
Being injured is never easy, and if your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, it can be even more difficult. If you have a personal injury claim, Attorney Brett H. Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Central Texas has the compassion, experience, and commitment to help. For more information, please contact or call us at (254) 220-4225 today.