Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

If you have been hurt or lost a family member due to someone else’s negligence, you might be asking whether if you have a personal injury case. In order to recover monetary compensation, you must prove three things.

 

After a serious car accident or a fall at a restaurant, you may be wondering if you have a personal injury case. A personal injury lawsuit is a civil lawsuit brought by an injured person against the person or entity responsible for his or her injuries.

You must understand that you may not have a valid personal injury case regardless of how bad your injuries are.

Three Basic Questions to Ask

In order to have a viable personal injury case, your personal injury or injuries must have been caused by the negligence of another person or entity such as a business or government.

In order to recover monetary compensation, you must prove:

  • First, you suffered a personal injury or injuries, not property damage. For example, if you are crossing the street in a crosswalk and are hit by a car, and broke your arm as a result of the accident.
  • Second, the responsible party was careless (negligent). In the above example, if the driver who hit you ignored the stop sign, the driver, under the law, would be considered negligent.
  • Third, you have recoverable damages. In the above example, if your broken arm resulted in medical bills, lost wages, and/or pain and suffering, the injury would be considered to have resulted in compensable damages (damages which you may be compensated for).

If you answered yes to all three questions, you may have a personal injury case.

What’s Next

If you have been injured due to another’s neglect, contact Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers for a free case review. We represent personal injury victims in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. Contact us online or call us directly at 912-335-1909.

Disclaimer: Information provided on this site is not formal legal advice. It is general legal information. Filing a personal injury lawsuit requires a thorough knowledge of the laws and legal system.