As a Redlands resident, you may wonder if you are eligible to file a personal injury case against someone that you believe has harmed you in some way. The number of factors determines whether or not you are eligible. The good news is that many situations and incidents do fall into the bracket of Redlands personal injury. The following are some things for your to consider:
Can You Prove That You Have an Injury?
You’ve already won half the battle if you can prove that you have an injury. Your doctor’s notes, X-rays, prescriptions, bills and recovery devices can prove that part of the case. You must have an injury to be eligible for compensation under the personal injury laws.
Did Someone Else Cause Your Injury?
The next qualifying element is whether or not someone else caused your injury by way of neglect. Neglect comes in many forms. It can come in the form of a doctor prescribing the wrong medication, or it can come as a pet owner who allows his dog to bite you. Neglect can come in the form of nursing home abuse, distracted driving, drunk driving or someone failing to put a “wet floor” sign out to warn the customers of the hazard. A personal injury attorney can help you determine whether or not your case is strong enough to prove that this person is at fault.
Have You Suffered Immense Losses Because of Your Injury?
Finally, you must be able to prove that you have suffered immense losses because of your injury. The losses do not have to be monetary. Loss of job, home, family, friends, and livelihood are significant in personal injury cases. If you can prove all or even one of the previously mentioned qualifying elements, then you may just have yourself a personal injury case.
Contact a Redlands Personal Injury Lawyer Today
An experienced attorney can listen to the details of your accident and let you know the strength of your case. You can decide whether you want the attorney to assist you after you hear his or her proposal. This person can immediately start fighting for your rights the moment you give the green light for representation. Some attorneys may offer you contingency representation, which means that you do not pay a dime until your case has been settled, and a check comes your way. Schedule a consultation, and ask about no-win-no-free representation.