What is a Personal Injury or Accident Case?
A person has the potential to file a personal injury claim if they were injured in an accident that was caused by someone else's carelessness or negligence. The injury may be to a person's body, mind, or emotions. Personal injuries can occur when someone is injured in a car or truck, a motorcycle, a bicycle, a boat or someone else’s vehicle on someone else’s property, at a store or place of business. Related to a personal injury case is a wrongful death case. A wrongful death is more severe than a personal injury in that it occurs when someone dies as a result of someone else’s careless or negligent actions.
The key ingredient to a personal injury or wrongful death case is that someone or something else caused the accident or injury. Now, just because you are injured and it wasn’t your fault does not mean that you have a personal injury case that can be won. There are many factors that courts and juries consider, so it is always best to seek the advice of an attorney if you think you might have a personal injury case. Our office will gladly review your accident case and tell you if we think you have a personal injury case that can be won.
A personal injury case must involve an injury to your person. If someone else causes an accident and your high heel breaks or your watch is broken, but you are not hurt, then you do not have a personal injury case, but you may have a property damage claim.
Examples of Personal Injury Cases.
Many personal injury lawyers do not handle property damage claims. If you have no personal injury, either your insurance company or their insurance company will usually take care of the property damage claim. If both you and your car have suffered damages, then you have both a personal injury and a property damage claim. If my firm agrees to represent a client for their injury case, we will handle all aspects of the injury claim and also help our client(s) with their property damage claim, for FREE.
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