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How Do I Know if I Can File a Personal Injury Claim?

| Sep 15, 2017 | Car Accidents

If you were recently involved in an accident and sustained injuries, you
might be wondering if you have a valid personal injury claim on your hands.
While you should take this opportunity to consult with a personal injury
attorney to know for certain, we have some advice that can help shed some
clarity on this question as you begin to consider your potential options.

Here are some elements you should know as you continue to go forward:

  • Were you injured? In order to bring a personal injury claim, you would have had to sustain
    an injury. Of course, an injury does not only have to be physical, it
    can also be psychological. An example of a personal injury is if you broke
    your leg or sustained a head injury after slipping and falling in a grocery store.
  • Were your injuries caused by another party? To have a personal injury claim, your injury would have had to have been
    caused by the negligent actions of another party, whether that be a person
    or entity. Negligence is defined as the failure to behave with the level
    of care that a reasonable person would exercise in the same situation
    and under the same circumstances.
  • Do you have recoverable damages? It is also crucial for you to have recoverable damages that can be remedied
    by financial compensation. If you can prove that another party acted negligently,
    resulting in losses such as medical bills, physical and mental pain and
    suffering, lost wages, reduced quality of life, or loss of companionship
    and support, these are all recoverable damages you can potentially receive
    compensation for.

Oneonta Personal Injury Attorney

If you sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, it is
crucial to seek skilled representation now. At Scarzafava, Basdekis & Dadey, PLLC,
we will help you fight for the compensation you deserve and need to recover
from your injuries and move forward wi8th your life. Do not hesitate to
reach out to us today.

Call us at (607) 228-8404 to schedule a free initial consultation.