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Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

Personal Injury Attorney Serving Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach and all of Florida

If you’ve been injured or involved in an accident, and you are drowning under the weight of medical bills and expenses, or you are now out of work, then you may have a personal injury case.

Sticking to the Hard Facts

But, of course, there are various factors, forms of evidence, and details of your accident that all point and form a personal injury case…and no two cases are alike. It’s important to remember that each case varies in its own way. So if your best friend or neighbor filed a personal injury case for his or her accident, your accident might be different.

So how do you really know if you have a personal injury case?

Here are some FAQs we put together to help you determine if you have a viable personal injury case.

  • What to Do Immediately After an Accident. Immediately after an accident or any injury, it’s important to seek medical attention. Be sure to also document details such as the physician who examined you, the details of the analysis (if any), and any medications, therapy, etc. that you may have been prescribed. Be sure to ask for all this information in writing.
  • Record All Accident Details. After you have been in an accident—and sought appropriate medical attention—now it’s time to think back about what happened.
    • Did someone hit you in your vehicle or while riding your bicycle?
    • Was the driver or the other party acting negligently in some way?
    • Did you slip and fall in a grocery store?
    • Did a physician perform an unnecessary procedure or make an error?

It’s important to think about the details of your accident and record them immediately.

  • Police Reports. If you were involved in an auto accident of some kind, then be sure to also obtain a copy of the police report. No personal injury claim related to a car or auto accident of any kind will be considered viable without a copy of the police report. The legal team at Tony Bennett Law can also help you to obtain this report for your records.
  • Was Someone at Fault? After recalling the details of your accident, it’s important to think about the possibility of someone causing your accident. The state of Florida institutes a “no-fault” accident policy, but you may still be able to file a personal injury claim—depending on the nature of the accident and its cause.
  • Was There “Pain and Suffering”? Referring back to Florida’s “no-fault” accident policy, in the event you are able to file a personal injury claim, you may also be able to claim “pain and suffering” damages. However, the state of Florida has rules pertaining to this, too. “Pain and suffering” means you would have had to endure both physical and mental pain and suffering, which includes not only physical injuries—such as broken bones or head trauma—but also depression, lack of sleep, or intense stress as a result of an accident.

Of course we use auto accidents and car accidents as the basis for determining if you have a personal injury case, but the truth is premises liability cases and medical malpractice cases are much more difficult to determine a negligent party and even more difficult to prove. A great deal of time, effort, resources, and research go into proving these types of cases.

But that doesn’t mean you should discourage from speaking to us about them. If you think you have a case, particularly one outside the realm of the brief guide above, then don’t hesitate to contact us for advice.

Call a Jupiter Personal Injury Attorney Now

Tony Bennett Law is available to offer legal advice on helping you determine if you have a personal injury case. Call us today for a no-obligation consultation at 561-972-7021.