Aug 10

Signs That You Have a Personal Injury Case

Signs That You Have a Personal Injury Case

Posted on August 10, 2016 — by Tom Foley III

Lady Justice in statue form, holding a sword in one hand and the scales of justice in the otherAt Foley Law Firm, we encourage anyone who feels that he or she may have a personal injury case to contact our lawyers for an evaluation of their potential personal injury lawsuit. As every personal injury claim is governed by a statute of limitations, or time limit within which a claim must be filed, time is truly not on the side of the injured party. It is better to know one’s legal rights and options and decide not to proceed with legal action than not to know one’s legal rights and options and find out too late that a personal injury lawsuit was a viable option. Just as you would not diagnose your own medical conditions, you should not attempt to evaluate the viability of your personal injury claim.

Nevertheless, it pays to recognize the signs that you may have a personal injury case. Our Scranton, PA personal injury attorneys strongly urge you to get in touch with us as soon as possible if any of the signs detailed in this blog post apply to you. Our lawyers have the resources, skills, and pure tenacity to handle even the most complex personal injury cases successfully. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, we would be pleased to provide you with the aggressive representation you need to obtain the full measure of compensation to which you are entitled.

What Are the Signs That You Have a Personal Injury Case?

If the following signs apply to you, then it is likely that you have a viable personal injury case:

  • You were involved in an accident that was mostly or exclusively someone else’s fault: Pennsylvania is a comparative negligence state, meaning that you may be able to obtain compensation for injuries you sustained in an accident, even if you were partially at fault for that accident. As long as you were less than 50 percent at fault for the accident, you can obtain damages in proportion to the percentage of fault attributable to the other party.
  • You were injured in that accident: You must have been injured as a result of the accident. Injuries may not be strictly physical, though physical injuries are the easiest to prove in a court of law.
  • You suffered losses and expenses as a result of your injury or injuries: Your ability to obtain damages - monetary compensation for your injuries - will hinge upon your ability to provide evidence of losses and expenses you have suffered as a result of your injuries. We can help you identify your losses and expenses. Most of these will have exact dollar amounts attached (e.g., medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages); however, some may be more abstract (e.g., pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of quality of life).

Arrange for an Evaluation of Your Personal Injury Case Today

If you believe that you have a potential personal injury case, we urge you to arrange for your case evaluation by contacting the Foley Law Firm today.

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