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How To Tell If I Have A Personal Injury Lawsuit

November 18, 2013

Were you recently injured in a car accident? Did someone accidentally or intentionally injure you to the point where you had to pay money for hospital bills? Personal injury lawyers are enlisted when people are physically or mentally injured due to another person or organization’s negligence. Unfortunately, an accident or confrontation that results in injury…

Were you recently injured in a car accident?

Did someone accidentally or intentionally injure you to the point where you had to pay money for hospital bills?

Personal injury lawyers are enlisted when people are physically or mentally injured due to another person or organization’s negligence. Unfortunately, an accident or confrontation that results in injury forces people to forget that they may be eligible for damages. It is difficult for victims to seek out legal consultation when a friend or family member dies or is injured. The mourning process gets in the way of finding justice.

How do you evaluate your injury and decide if you are eligible for damages? What are the steps to take in order to find out if your injuries deserve a look by a personal injury lawyer?

Document your injury

Injuries are caused by people or machinery. A personal injury lawyer cannot evaluate your situation if you do not have a detailed outline of the events that transpired to lead to your injury. Sit down immediately after the injury, and make a written outline of every event that created your injury. Write down the people, machinery and vehicles involved. This gives your lawyers a way to prove that you were not at fault. This is particularly important if your injuries were caused by a company. The company is guaranteed to put together a team of lawyers who want to make sure you receive a small amount of money, or none at all.

Compile damages and hospital bills

Your injuries are only compensated for if you have viable documentation of your costs and damages. Acquire an estimate for your car damages, get a hospital receipt and even take pictures of your physical damages if you have visible injuries. If the injuries are visible and you have a good case for why the injuries were caused by negligence you may be eligible for compensation.

Go in for a free consultation

Contact a personal injury lawyer in your area. Make sure the law firm has a long term resume in the area you live in. Look at reviews and ratings online, and ask people you know if the law firm was any good. The top personal injury law firms are the ones that focus primarily on personal injury. Ask each law firm about the percentage of cases they take on for personal injury. Ask for a free consultation to evaluate the strength of your case. This is the only way to ensure that you have a personal injury case. Talk to your lawyer, and present all the items you collected from your hospital and personal records.

Let us know in the comments how you evaluate your personal injuries. What advice would you give to other people who are concerned about the validity of their personal injury case?

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