If you or a loved one has been hurt, you may be confused about whether to file a claim for damages or go to court.
Even while it’s not always possible to tell from the get-go which way a personal injury case will go, there are a few things an experienced lawyer at Groth & Associates will watch out for.
Personal Injury Claims
Experiencing personal injury as the result of someone else’s negligence may leave you wondering if you should file a lawsuit. Although every personal injury case is unique and factually particular, there are three main things you need to establish in order to get compensated financially.
- That the person or organization responsible for your injury was careless. The legal definition of “negligence” is “the failure to exercise reasonable care.”
- You can directly attribute your alleged bodily injury to the defendant’s recklessness. The goal is to establish a causal link between the injuries and the incident in question. There are a wide variety of situations in which this can only be done by a trained professional.
- Ill-advised actions resulted in a certain set of injuries. Unfortunately, the law usually gives you little redress even if someone was reckless but