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

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After an injury, most people face extensive medical bills, lost wages, and other accumulating debt after an accident. To make matters worse, people lose the ability to provide for their families, especially if they were their main source of income.

If you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident, you are probably wondering if you can file a civil claim to help you cover accident-related expenses. Personal injury claims have helped thousands of people recover the compensation they needed to sustain themselves and their families after a tragic accident.

Requirements to File a Personal Injury Claim

Simply suffering injuries in an accident doesn’t give an individual the right to file a personal injury claim. There are specific requirements you need to file a civil suit against another individual.

To file a personal injury claim, you need:

  • Proof that the responsible party was acting negligently.
    • For example, if a driver collided with another vehicle because they ran a red light, the driver would be considered liable. They would be liable because the accident could have been prevented if they followed traffic laws.
  • To demonstrate that the responsible party’s negligence directly caused your injuries.
    • For example, you will need to demonstrate that you suffered injuries as a result of the car accident.
  • Proof that the injury resulted in harm.
    • For example, you would need to demonstrate that your injuries resulted in lost wages or pain and suffering

Let Reno & Zahm Assist You With Your Injury Claim

Filing a personal injury claim is a complex process. An experienced attorney can analyze your case and help you gather the proof necessary to file a claim and calculate how much compensation you deserve.

Our injury lawyers are dedicated to helping those injured obtain the compensation they need to sustain their future. Let our team help you get the monetary compensation you deserve so that you can start your path toward recovery.

Contact our Rockford personal injury lawyers today at (815) 987-4050 to schedule a case review!

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