It’s one of the most common questions we get: do I have a case?
Whether you were injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, at a construction site or in any other way, there are two questions to ask that determine whether or not you have a case that can win a lawsuit:
- Was I hurt in an accident and suffered financial, physical and possibly emotional loss? In other words you need to have a real injury. Just because you were in an accident, doesn’t mean you just get to sue. Nor do you sue for a few minor scratches or a bruise. If you are injured in an accident, you should seek medical attention for your injuries. Keep your medical records and track your expenses. Take pictures of your injuries, when possible, to help document them.
- Was another party or parties responsible for my injuries? Maybe you took a fall and suffered real damages. But if the fall was because you weren’t paying attention to where you were going, you don’t just get to sue the property owner.
Ok, I have a case. What should I do now?
First and foremost, make sure to get medical attention for any injuries. Make sure to get reports from any doctor you see and keep track of all related medical expenses.
Next, gather any evidence you can—pictures of your injuries, pictures of the accident site, contact information for any witnesses and any other evidence you have.
Lastly, finding a qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer can help ensure you get the maximum compensation you deserve.
How can an accident lawyer help my case?
An accident attorney will work to gather all the evidence surrounding your accident. This may include working with accident reenactment experts, investigators, and medical experts that can support your injuries. They will determine the amount to sue—taking into account future medical costs, current and future lost wages and pain and suffering.
There’s no cost until you win a verdict or settlement
This is important for you to understand if you think you have a lawsuit. You can call us with any questions you have or to schedule a free consultation and there is no obligation or cost. Most importantly, there is NEVER a cost to you until you win a verdict or settlement. This means you never have to pay out of pocket or think you can’t afford a personal injury lawyer.
Think you have a case? Contact our offices today.