If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you might have a personal injury case. Although it can be challenging to know for sure if you have a case, there are some signs that can help you determine if you should file a claim.

When You Might Have a Valid Personal Injury Claim

One of the most obvious signs that you may have a personal injury case is if you were hurt because of someone else’s negligence. If you were not doing anything wrong, but you were hurt in a vehicle crash, slip and fall, or dog attack anyway, then it is likely that another party was negligent and, therefore, may be responsible for your injuries in some way. The key to a successful claim or lawsuit will be proving the other party's negligence.

Another sign that you may have a personal injury claim is if you required hospitalization after the accident and are unable to work due to your injuries. If your injuries were minor and did not require expensive medical treatment and time off work, you probably don't have a claim. However, serious injuries causing long-term or permanent disability that can be connected directly to the accident should be compensated by the negligent party.

Our personal injury lawyers can determine whether you have a claim in a free, no-obligation consultation.