Personal injury claims can be complex, so it might not be obvious to you when you’ve been injured and someone else is liable for it. It may also not be apparent when bringing a lawsuit is your best option for recovering from that injury.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim and recover compensation for damages. Depending on the circumstances of your case and the parties involved, there are several different types of legal action that may be available to you.
Personal injury cases can include a number of pretexts including:
- Wrongful death
- Auto accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
Let’s go over some common types of personal injury cases and explain why getting a free case evaluation from a personal injury lawyer could be beneficial to you.
What Is a Personal Injury Claim?
In order to file a personal injury claim, you must be able to prove that someone else’s negligence directly caused you harm. In other words, you suffered an injury because a third party failed to exercise ordinary care in their actions or abide by certain protocols that any reasonable person would have followed.
A personal injury claim is a type of lawsuit that allows you to sue the negligent party for the damages they have caused you, including any medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering you endured as a result of the damage. The negligent party may also be responsible for covering the costs associated with any corrective actions related to the accident, such as an auto repair or a medical procedure.
How Loss of Earnings and Physical Suffering Lead to Personal Injury Lawsuits
Loss of earnings refers to any time you miss work as a result of an accident. Depending on your profession, you may have a set amount of earnings per week or a certain number of working hours you must complete each day.
If you take time off from your job, you will not be paid for this time. If you miss any amount of working hours you may even be fired.
If you miss work because of an accident, you may be able to recover your lost earnings with a personal injury claim. Depending on the circumstances, the negligent party may be required to pay you the amount you normally earn per week.
Wrongful Death Claim
Wrongful death claims occur when a person dies as a result of someone else’s negligence. The death of a loved one can be extremely traumatic and leave the surviving family members with a hefty amount of medical and funeral expenses. If the death was caused by a negligent party, the deceased person’s family members may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim and receive compensation for the damages they have incurred.
Slip and Fall Accidents
If you sustain an injury and need ongoing medical care, you may be able to file a personal injury claim and receive compensation for your medical expenses.
Slip and fall accidents occur when someone fails to maintain their property and the result is property damage or injury to another person. In these scenarios, the property owner is considered negligent.
Auto accidents are a common premise for a personal injury lawsuit. These lawsuits occur when someone has been injured by a negligent driver. Being injured by a negligent driver can leave the victim with serious injuries and lifelong mental and or emotional trauma. When someone has been injured by a negligent driver, it’s important to pursue compensation by filing a lawsuit.
The Importance of Proving Liability
It is essential to prove that the negligent party was liable for your injuries if you want to win a personal injury lawsuit. You must prove that the person you’re suing was negligent and that their negligence caused your injury. If your claim is against a company, you must prove that the company was negligent.
Proving liability can be difficult, which is why you should get a free case evaluation from a personal injury lawyer to ensure you have a solid case.
Why You Should Get a Free Case Evaluation
If you’ve been injured, you may be tempted to file a lawsuit against the negligent party as soon as possible. Filing a lawsuit before you have fully investigated your options and have all of your evidence in order can be detrimental to your case.
Before you file a personal injury claim, you should get the advice and counsel of an experienced attorney. The attorney will review your case and give you his or her opinion as to whether or not you have a valid claim.
An attorney will also be able to tell you how much you can expect to receive if your case goes to court. Furthermore, an attorney can help you navigate the legal process, determine what your next steps should be, and gather the evidence you need to succeed in your case.
It all starts with a free case evaluation. By asking for a free case evaluation, you can work with an attorney to build a stronger case. The advice you receive in your free case evaluation will tell you more about how strong your case is and how much additional evidence would be required to file the lawsuit.
Want a Free Case Evaluation? Call Anidjar & Levine!
The best way to prepare for a personal injury lawsuit is to get a free case evaluation. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine offer free case evaluations for your convenience. As one of the most respected personal injury law firms in South Florida, you’ll want to hear what our team has to say.
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