Personal Injury: How Do I Know If I have A Personal Injury Claim?

When it comes to making a personal injury claim, being informed and understanding your rights is crucial to your success. So how do you know if you have a personal injury claim? The key is to understanding exactly what circumstances surround your injury, and how they relate to your claim.

Essentially, it is possible that you can claim for personal injury if you have suffered this injury or have consequently lost a loved one as a result of the negligence or careless action of someone else. The results of an injury can often include high cost medical bills, lost wages due to having to take holiday from work, pain and suffering as well as potential suffering. This is why personal injury claims exist: so that the person who caused the loss and pain can be held accountable for their negligence or actions.

 

The circumstances surrounding eligibility for a personal injury claim can be complex. To be best prepared to get the most out of your meeting, it can help to know what you need to prove as part of your claim.

You must prove these three crucial elements to successfully claim person injury compensation.

You have suffered a personal injury or that you have had financial damages as a result of an injury:

The amount of compensation that you receive will be determined by the extent to which you have suffered from this injury, as well as the associated costs. The following can be used as proof of your cost and suffering as a result of this personal injury:

  • Lost wages due to time off work
  • Whether you are able to continue working
  • Any relevant medical bills
  • Any property that was lost, damaged or destroyed and its value
  • Any pain and/or suffering that you have endured as a result
  • Any rehabilitation and/or physical therapy that was needed a result
  • Any disfigurement
  • A loss of companionship

A third party was responsible for your injury or injuries:

Many different types of situations can be the cause of personal injury. Typically these can include:

  • Slip and falls
  • Dangerous premises
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Truck accidents
  • Auto accidents

When you meet with your attorney, you will need to figure out precisely how you can prove that the personal has directly caused your injury. As far as the law is concerned, it can be difficulty to precisely determine who caused your injury. This is where your attorney will help you. It is important that an exact third party is identified as responsible for your claim to be successful.  There could also be more than one third party who can be held responsible for your personal injury. In this case, every individual will be identified.

Said defendant directly caused said personal injury:

It can be possible that you are partially responsible for said personal injury. In this case, the extent to which you are responsible will be examined and taken into account. We do understand that the period after your personal injury can be difficult. Our team are dedicated to helping you navigate personal injury claim as smoothly as possible.