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Do I have a valid personal injury case?

Many victims of car accidents assume that they have an airtight personal injury case, but the reality of the matter is that these things are complicated and rarely boil down to simple "yes" or "no" solutions.

If you recently suffered an injury in a car accident, it is possible that you have a reasonable personal injury claim. However, a number of factors go into determining the validity and value of such a claim.

Before you bet the farm on suing someone after an injury accident, be sure to consult with an experienced attorney who understands the inner workings of personal injury suits and dealing with insurers. Simply consulting with an attorney can help you understand the scope of your potential case and determine the wisest path forward.

After your injury

Regardless of how or why the injury occurred, you should seek proper medical care as soon as possible. Not only does this keep your injuries from getting worse, it also helps you maintain legitimate standing to file a claim. If you refuse to seek treatment, your claim may face difficulty. Under the law, individuals who seek personal injury compensation bear a responsibility to obtain appropriate care.

Furthermore, getting proper medical attention is crucial to building a strong case. First, it helps establish the severity of the injury, and it also establishes documentation of your injury, which is crucial to building a personal injury case.

Factors that affect the value of a claim

It is not easy to know how much a case is worth until you begin to dig in with the guidance of someone with experience in valuing injuries. Several factors go into the estimation. These include

  • Medical costs for your recovery
  • Monetary losses from the injury, such as time out of work
  • Any permanent disability

Each of these factors come into play when estimating the overall value of your claim.

In some cases, you may have a claim, but it is relatively small and would benefit from a personal injury lawsuit. In these instances, your best option might be to simply accept the offered payout from an insurer, if there is one offered.

Get the help you need to move forward

No matter what your injury case entails, you should consult with an experienced legal professional to obtain a much clearer picture of your particular case.

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