What Constitutes a Personal Injury Case?

If you have been in an accident, you may be bruised up and hurting—or even in the hospital—and wondering if you should contact a lawyer for help. If there is any question, you should call an experienced personal injury law firm like Heintz & Becker as soon as possible.

Is This Negligence?

In examining what makes a valid personal injury case, the biggest concern is if you were hurt due to negligence by another party—and how badly. If you were in a car or motorcycle crash—or any accident at all—the injuries being reported for the case should be a direct result of the accident. Personal injury cases may be caused by those who are hurt at resorts (more common in Florida, and often in swimming areas), in the workplace, by defective products, or more. Your child may have been hurt in an accident at a daycare center or one of your elders may have been injured in a nursing home or during a wheelchair transport.

What do I do next?

Personal injury cases often involve traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, serious burns, stitches, and more. The treatment required may be long-term, and one or more surgeries may be involved. Settlements for these types of injuries may be significant—but unfortunately, those hurt are suffering from great physical challenge and are usually burdened with large medical bills, the inability to go to work, and/or have difficulty leading their lives as they did before their injury. These injuries may lead to permanent disability and/or disfigurement.

When you meet with a personal injury attorney, they will want to know who caused the accident: who was liable? That will need to be established, along with how the other party was negligent. Do both parties have insurance? The attorney will be able to calculate damages you may be owed as they measure your financial losses.

The experience to help you

For decades, personal injury attorneys at Heintz & Becker have been helping individuals with many kinds of injuries as well as representing those who have lost family members because of wrongful death. Contact us now so we can review your case and discuss all your options with you. Call now at 941-748-2916 or contact us online. We are here to help!

 

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