The best and easiest way to find out whether or not you have a personal injury claim is to talk to a personal injury lawyer.
Q: If someone is negligent and I am injured, can I recover?
A: Probably, yes.
Very often when someone is injured, a case does not fit in a specific category, but someone else is still at fault. This is general negligence and you can recover if you are injured. “Negligence” often simply means “carelessness.” If another party is “careless” and then you are injured, you can generally recover for your injures.
Here are some examples of negligence cases: car crashes, injuries in an apartment building, chemical exposure, slip and falls, electrocution, injury while under someone else’s care (i.e. nursing home, mental facility), etc…
The consequences can be broad and very severe. The effects can range from minor immediate pain to lasting injury, life-long pain, and even death. Often, the total effects of injuries are not known until long after the injuries have occurred. Therefore, always seek medical attention if you suspect that you may have been injured.
There is no clear answer or formula to predict how much your case is worth, but there are a number of factors to consider: medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, present and future disability, etc…We, as experienced personal injury attorneys, will be able to weigh the various factors to give you an overall assessment of the strength of your case.
First, immediately seek medical attention. Many injuries are not obvious or do not appear as serious as they may actually be, so don’t take your treatment into your own hands. Next, file a police report as soon as possible, ideally at the scene of the incident. Also, try to write down everything that happened shortly afterward and record the names, addresses, and numbers of any witnesses. If possible, take pictures of the scene of the accident and your injuries. Finally, talk to a personal injury attorney and let them help you properly proceed with the case.
If I’m injured in an accident, what should I not do? Don’t do the following without an attorney: sign anything, make any kind of statement, downplay the seriousness of your injuries, talk to the insurance company, etc…You are simply better off getting advice from an attorney before you take any further action. And don’t be fooled, the insurance company wants to protect its interests, NOT yours.
Compensatory damages pay you back for your actual losses, including, medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. Punitive damages punish the defendant and discourage others from engaging in the kind of negligence involved in your case.
Call as soon as possible after you are injured. You can call us at (773) 779-9885 and allow our experienced and professional staff to help you by setting up a free consultation. Or you can email us email@example.com. Remember that every state has a statute of limitations- time periods that can forever bar you from bringing a personal injury claim. So let us help you now, before it’s too late, and your case is barred. Most importantly, you pay nothing unless we recover for you!