Get on the path to results today.
Get on the path to results today.
Regardless of the severity of your injuries, when medical bills start to pile up and you are unable to work, the path to recovery can become a difficult and stressful time. Suffering injuries because of someone else’s negligence can not only disrupt your life, but also the lives of your loved ones. You don’t have to fight this battle alone. A reliable personal injury can help, and it all starts with a case evaluation.
There’s one more thing you need to know at this stage. You shouldn’t pay for a case evaluation if you’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault. If a law firm or other organization wants to charge you, find someone else to evaluate your case.
#1) Determining Who Is Liable
Determining who is liable for your injuries is the cornerstone to any personal injury case and will be a major part of your case evaluation. For example, if there was an accident and a police report was drafted that states you contributed to the incident, or you were mostly at fault, then that would discourage most attorneys from taking on your case.
However, there are situations where liability is shared and the case moves forward. This is called comparative negligence. This is when both parties contributed to the accident and both may be due compensation.
#2) Examining The Severity Of The Injury
After determining who is at fault, a free case evaluation will help you decide if your injuries are just cause for filing a claim. Not all injuries are because, thankfully, many personal injuries aren’t so severe. To determine if your injuries are severe enough to justify a claim, a case evaluation might recommend that you see a doctor. Sometimes the full effects of an injury are unknown without a medical examination.
If you’ve already had a medical exam or care because of a severe injury, your medical bills may be more motivation for a personal injury attorney to pursue your case. Similarly, if you missed work due to an injury, your lost wages could be part of your claim.
#3) Qualifying The Conditions Of Your Case
As part of a case evaluation, your personal injury attorney will begin evaluating the details of your case to see if it is provable in a court of law. Simply injuring yourself is not nearly enough to rise to the level of proving negligence on someone else’s behalf. This is an important step to ensure an injury claim is worth your time and effort.
The thought of going to court might scare you away from getting a case evaluation, but keep in mind that going to trial isn’t always necessary. There are many ways to settle a personal injury case outside of the courtroom, but you’ll need the help of an experienced personal injury attorney to help you navigate the process.
#4) Inspecting Insurance Claims
A case evaluation will ask if you’ve spoken with an insurance agent or filed an insurance claim. If you have, that can play a big part in deciding whether or not you could be eligible for compensation.
Did you talk to your insurer? Did you talk to another party’s insurer? What did you tell them? These are just a few of the questions that might be asked in a case evaluation. In the meantime, it is always advised that you forgo these attempts to get a statement from you on record until your attorney has arrived on the scene.
One of our experts will call you within minutes.
If you’ve been injured either physically or psychologically as a result of negligence from another entity such as a person, company, or government agency. Central Law Firm will take the time to understand the facts and circumstances in order to provide you the best course of action.
Where the carelessness of another causes you harm:
The Central Law Firm
1146 North Central Ave #670 Glendale, Ca 91202
Attorney Advertisement/Communication. All information is for general purposes only and should not be considered legal advice or used as a substitute for legal advice from an attorney.
All rights reserved. Copyright © 2021 The Central Law Firm - All Rights Reserved.