If you have recently been injured or become seriously ill, you may have a case for a personal injury lawsuit. Although not all types of injuries will qualify for a personal injury case, there are some signs that yours might. If you see these signs, it will be in your best interest to contact an attorney who specializes in personal injury cases. Here are six signs that you might qualify for a personal injury lawsuit:
1. Someone Else Caused Your Injury
One sign that you might have a personal injury case is if your injury was caused by someone else. For instance, if you broke your leg in a car accident that was not your fault, you likely could sue the other driver in a personal injury case.
2. You Were Injured On Someone’s Property
Another sign that you might have a personal injury case is if you were injured on someone else’s property. If you were helping someone move, for example, and injure your back in the process, you might have a personal injury case.
3. You Sought Medical Treatment for Your Injury
Getting a minor cut on your finger at a friend’s house while helping them build a deck would not be valid as a personal injury case, but cutting off the tip of your finger could be, as you would need to seek medical treatment. You will need to provide medical documentation in all personal injury cases.
4. A Loved One Died as a Result of an Injury
You will also likely have a personal injury case if you had a loved one die due to injuries they sustained. You can sue the responsible party on behalf of your departed loved one.
5. You Were Injured by a Product
You might also find that a personal injury case can be brought upon a company, especially if it was due to a defective product. For example, if you were given a hip replacement and the new hip is now defective, this is a sign that you might have a case.
6. Your Injury Was Due to a Medical Professional
Finally, if you or a loved one became ill because of the medication you were given, a misdiagnosis, or any other mistake done by a medical professional, you might have the right to file a personal injury case against them.
If your personal case has any of the above signs and you are questioning if you should sue, it will be best to contact a personal injury lawyer in your area for assistance.
Information credited to Schiller, Kessler & Gomez, a Personal Injury Attorney, West Palm Beach FL.
This article is from Kara Masterson, a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max.