Life is unexpected, and many people suffer some type of injury at least once in their lifetime. However, some injuries, such as those sustained due to another person’s negligence, can lead to wage losses, medical expenses, and other damages that you, the victim in the accident, should not have to pay for out-of-pocket.
If you have been injured or lost a family member due to someone else’s carelessness, you are probably wondering, “Do I have a personal injury claim?” While not every injury is grounds for filing a claim, most cases can recover at least a portion of damages after an accident.
Requirements for Filing a Personal Injury Claim
Whether you have been injured in a car accident, truck accident, slip and fall, or work-related accident, many factors come into play when determining if you have a personal injury case. However, the top three factors that indicate whether you have a personal injury case include:
- Responsible party’s negligence – proof that a driver, employer, or another party failed to use reasonable care – speeding, driving under the influence, failing to comply with workplace safety standards
- The negligence caused injury – for example, in a car accident, if the victim suffered a broken leg, and had difficulty walking as a result of the crash, the other driver’s negligence would be considered the cause of the victim’s injury
- Evidence of victim’s injuries – proof that the other party’s negligence caused physical, mental, or financial injury to the victim – wage losses, medical bills, pain and suffering, property damage
Accidents can vary significantly, and many factors can be involved in an accident, which come into play when determining the number of compensatory damages that a case can recover. This can be a complicated process, but with an aggressive, understanding St. Louis personal injury lawyer by your side, the process is simple.
St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers | Burger Law
Were you recently injured in an accident, and are wondering, “Do I need a lawyer?” The answer is yes. Some small cases can be settled without an attorney, but most cases, especially those involving large amounts of damages, require legal counsel from an experienced attorney. An attorney can add value to your case and negotiate the maximum compensation for damages, such as wage loss, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.
If you were injured and suffered damages because someone broke the rules of the road, committed medical malpractice, or acted negligently on the job, you could be eligible to file a personal injury claim. Call or contact our attorneys at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 for a free personal injury case review and discuss the options available for your claim.