When you are hurt by another it is important to take the steps necessary to heal, and to make a demand for reimbursement and compensation. Victims of accidents are entitled to recover monetary damages from the liable party, but you first have to identify who caused the accident and establish that liability. This is all part of figuring out whether you have a case, and how to get what you deserve. Our knowledgeable team of legal professionals has much experience helping people hurt in accidents, and we can help you too.
It can be tempting to try and resolve these issues on your own, in an effort to save money. But doing so can cause you to recover substantially less than what you deserve and critical issues can be overlooked. Your focus should be on recovery and continuing to provide for yourself or family. Let us examine your case and let you know whether a personal injury claim is viable. Here are a few of the things we consider when reviewing your matter:
- The type of accident and injuries suffered: it is important to identify the type of accident; a personal injury case can arise from a car crash, a slip and fall at the mall, a dog bite, an injury caused by a defective product, or an explosion or fire at a construction site; to name a few.
- The type of injuries suffered: injuries vary depending on the type of accident but can include neck and back pain, sprained muscles, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, road rash and deep abrasions, spinal cord damage, fractures, internal bleeding, paralysis, and loss of limbs.
- The time limit for filing a case: the statute of limitations for a personal injury is two years, but that may not necessarily mean two years from the date of the accident exactly. There can be events that toll the statute and we know how to properly calculate the cut off for filing your case.
- The damages suffered: it is possible to be in an accident and suffer no damages, if so the chances of having a successful case are reduced. But in most cases there are significant damages sustained and we fight for a full reimbursement of all of those damages. Depending on the facts of your case this can include lost wages, property damage or property loss, pain and suffering, loss of future earning capacity, medical expenses, and other out of pocket costs associate with the accident.
- Who caused the accident: this is key, because without establishing negligence or another wrongful act a victim is left without a party to pursue for recovery. We pinpoint the cause of the accident and outline why the liable party is responsible for your damages.
It can be confusing to try and figure out the legal system on your own, which is why we are here to help. We know what to look for and what type of evidence will serve you best. Let us look over your case and determine if filing a personal injury claim is right for you.
If you have been in an accident, we can help. Contact the attorneys at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC for answers to your questions and find out if you have a viable personal injury case. Call us at 800-279-6331 or visit us online.