After a serious accident, you may find it difficult knowing what step to take next. You are probably asking yourself what caused the accident and who was to blame. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of another person, you should hold them accountable and may be eligible for financial compensation. A personal injury attorney will be able to review your case to determine who was at fault and what your case might be worth.
A personal injury lawsuit is a legal action initiated by the injured person against the party who caused the accident. In this type of suit, as the injured victim, you can pursue monetary compensation, known as damages. These damages may include medical bills, loss of income and pain and suffering. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can help you file the lawsuit against the person who caused your accident, so that you can obtain the money you deserve.
A personal injury claim may involve any of the following:
- Car accident
- Truck accident
- Slip and fall
- Bicycle accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Brain injury
To have a successful lawsuit, you must prove that the other party was negligent. Negligence is defined as carelessness that results in injury to someone else. It can be an action that the other person takes that causes injury or something that should have been done to prevent an accident. Your accident lawyer can help you support a negligence claim by showing that you were owed a duty of care, the defendant breached this duty, the breach caused your injuries and you suffered damage as a result.
If you were involved in a serious accident, you should contact an injury lawyer immediately. Steinberg Injury Lawyers have been representing injured victims since 1982. We offer settlement advances and we do not charge any fees until we win your case. Call us today at 1-800-989-6385 for a free legal consultation.