• Alex Petraglia

Signs You Have a Personal Injury Case

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably not needed to deal with a lawyer for anything. Your typical day will likely see you leave the house for work in the morning, come home later on, and finish your day without a second thought.


However, despite your work grind, not all of your days are the same. Sometimes, life hits you when you least expect it. If someone else’s negligence resulted in your injury and you’re unsure of what to do next, it’s best to consult with a personal injury lawyer.


Just because you’re injured doesn’t necessarily mean you have a personal injury case. That’s for the professionals to help you decide. However, you may still be entitled to compensation.


Here are three signs you could have a personal injury case.


You Have Serious Injuries

If you know you did everything right by following the road rules or being careful of where you were walking, and you got hurt anyway, then you may have a personal injury case. Your injuries are real, and although no lawyer can take back what happened, a lawyer can help you figure out what your injuries are worth in compensation.


Your Lawyer Establishes Negligence

Once you bring your case to a lawyer, he or she will investigate the incident to assess if negligence was involved. Circumstances that suggest negligence may include anything from a distracted driver or motorist to a loose handrail that broke and caused you to fall. Negligence doesn’t always mean a personal injury case is in the cards; it’s case by case, but this is a strong indicator that your injury was someone else’s fault.


You Made No Mistakes

As we said before, if you didn’t make any mistakes in your accident, and you still got hurt, then that supports your compensation case. It is not atypical for Insurance companies to look for any counter-evidence to suggest that you are entitled to financial compensation. If you followed the rules and still got hurt, you probably have a solid personal injury case.


When all this happens, a personal injury lawyer will fight to get you compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Money doesn’t fix your injuries, but it is the fairest reward for you in this kind of case.



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