How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

If you are considering a personal injury lawsuit, there are three main questions that you have to ask.

Am I injured? It might seem basic, but the existence of a documentable personal injury is crucial to making a personal injury claim. Injuries can be physical, mental, or both. A personal injury lawyer can help you understand the full dimensions of your injury and document injuries that can be hard to prove, such as mild TBI.

Is someone else responsible? The second important consideration in a personal injury lawsuit is that another person or group of people is fully or partly responsible for your injuries. In Florida, you can receive compensation for your injuries even if you are partly responsible for the accident leading to your injuries. However, the amount you are able to recover will be reduced by your share of responsibility.

Do I have recoverable damages? This is the final question to determine before making a personal injury claim, if you have recoverable damages. Recoverable damages can include economic losses like medical bills and lost wages, as well as noneconomic losses like pain, suffering, and diminished quality of life.

The best way to know if you have a personal injury claim is to contact a personal injury lawyer. For a free case evaluation in the Miami, Florida area, please call 1-800 THE FIRM or email The Cochran Firm South Florida.