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

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, 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) 432-9341 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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