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Do You Have A Case?

DO YOU HAVE A CASE? KEYS OF PERSONAL INJURY LAW If you have been injured, the first step to being treated fairly by both the insurance system and legal system is knowing your rights. mere are throe necessary parts to any riury case: INJURIES FAULT INSURANCE IF ANY ONE OF THESE THREE ELEMENTS ARE MISSING, YOU WILL NOT HAVE A VALID INJURY CLAIM. KEEP READING TO DETERMINE IF YOU HAVE A CASE. INJURIES The first requirement in an injury claim is there must be actual injuries. Any type of damage done to your body must be: TREATED BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS DIAGNOSED DOCUMENTED Not surprisingly, simply saying that your neck or back hurts is not enough for a court of law. Formal medical documentation is evidence that you really are injured and are not making anything up. Keep in mind that injury cases are about physical injuries, not property damage. If your $200,000 Lamborghini was totaled but you walked away without a scratch, you don't have an injury case. FAULT It is absolutely essential that someone other than yourself is determined to be 51% or more at fault for causing your injuries. FAULT CAN OFTEN BE DETERMINED IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS: WHO GOT THE TICKET? ACTION Has a company or person done something that caused your injuries? INACTION Has a company or person not done something which resulted in your injuries? If you've been involved in an accident where a ticket was issued to you, then you probably will not employees leave a saw have a valid injury For example: A Garmons Grocery Store employee blade on your lawn when mops the floor but forgets to put up a sign warning of the day. Your foot gets that the floor is wet. You slip and fall and injure your head when you hit the floor. For example: Bricks Co. case. they go home at the end sliced open when you step on it going out to water the lawn that night. The inaction of the Garmons Grocery Store employee led directly The actions of Bricks Co.'s employees led directly to your injury. to your injury. INSURANCE Lastly, there needs to be a source of recovery (money) for payment of your injury claim. %24 People and companies routinely buy insurance to protect themselves in case they're responsible for injuring someone else. THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF INSURANCE ARE: PREMISES LIABILITY HOMEOWNER'S AUTO This means that in almost all personal injury cases, the source of recovery (money) is insurance. So while the at-fault person or company is legally responsible for any financial settlement, it is actually their insurance company that pays the money. An exception to this rule is if you've been injured in an auto accident. In an auto accident, you may be able to utilize your own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage if the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured. IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED, DON'T DELAY! CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY TO DETERMINE WHAT YOUR RIGHTS ARE. For more help & resources visit S SIEGFRIED & JENSEN

Do You Have A Case?

shared by Matt_Siltala on Jul 18
Ever wondered if you have a legal case? There are 3 keys of personal injury law and this infographic is a great resource to help you determine if you have a case or not.


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