If you’ve been injured, you’re probably wondering if you’ve got any chance at winning a personal injury case. You may want to know what it takes to successfully win a personal injury case and get the compensation or settlement you deserve.
With this article, we hope to show you what you’ll need to prepare in order to be ready for your personal injury case. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, we highly recommend you get in touch with a trusted attorney as soon as possible.
Three requirements for a personal injury claim
In order to successfully win a personal injury case, three things have to be present. There must be an injury, someone must be at fault, and you must be able to collect. Let’s break it down here in a little more depth:
- There must be an injury.
This is probably the most obvious requirement. It almost goes without saying, but it shouldn’t be too hard to see why there must be an injury in order for a personal injury claim to be possible. An injury can be physical such as a broken limb or paralysis. It can also be mental and psychological pain – such as the pain experienced by victims of rape or other sexual assaults.
- Someone must be at fault.
In other words, there must be someone whose negligence caused the injury.
A person is negligent when he or she fails to take reasonable care when performing a task. There are many types and levels of negligence, and many types of people who can be negligent in various ways.
This can be difficult to prove on your own. For that reason, we recommend contacting an experienced attorney soon after the injury occurs
- You must be able to collect.
In order to achieve a successful result in a personal injury case, the negligent party who caused the injury must have assets or an insurance policy which can cover a judgment in your favor. Without either assets or insurance, a successful lawsuit cannot provide the compensation necessary to begin repairing the injured party’s life.
Where do I start?
If you believe you’ve got a case, we recommend that you get in touch with an attorney as soon as you can. You can contact the Stoddard Law Firm for a free consultation. We’ll let you know if you have a chance of winning or settling your case. We’ll even be able to estimate how long your case will take and what complications might be involved.
For most clients, we do not earn a fee unless we win your case. That means there’s no risk involved in reaching out and contacting us for a consultation.
So, if you or a loved one has questions, contact our office so we can talk about your rights and your ability under the law to be compensated for injuries caused by the negligence of others. In short, your best options to protect those rights, is to give us a call and see how we can help. Call the Stoddard Firm at (404) 962-7386 or (678) 737-8587 (that’s 687-RESULTS) to learn more.