How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?

Every case needs to be evaluated on its own merits and because of that this is a difficult question to answer, but I will give it a try.

Generally, you have a personal injury claim if you have an injury or a loss caused by the negligence or wrong doing of another.

For example, if you slip and fall down someones stairs. In order to claim a personal injury, you must first prove that you have an injury. In this example let’s assume it’s a broken leg. You would have to prove that the stairs were unsafe and that the dangerous condition of the stairs caused you to fall and break your leg.

From here it can get simpler or more complicated.

It is more complicated for car accidents claims. To have a personal injury claim as a result of a car accident you also must prove that your injuries are serious and permanent.

It is simpler if your claim is for a disability personal injury claim. Here you need only prove that you qualify under the terms of the insurance policy. This usually means you only need establish that your injury or medical condition prevents you from doing your job.

The best answer is, you have a personal injury claim that warrants investigating if you have an injury that is preventing you from;

  • Working
  • Looking after yourself or your family
  • Carrying on your normal life

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