Getting seriously injured in an accident is a traumatizing, sometimes life-changing event. A serious injury can profoundly affect a person’s life in a variety of ways, including physically, mentally, and financially. It can also affect the lives of the victim’s friends and family members.
In some cases, there is nothing an accident victim can do to mitigate the far-reaching impacts of their injuries. But in others, the victim and their family may be able to pursue financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. This compensation can help the victim access rehabilitative care, long-term medical and home care, therapy, and home renovations. In other words, a personal injury lawyer can help an injury victim fund his or her recovery.
Learn more about how to find a personal injury lawyer that is right for you and your case.
Do I Have a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
In order to successfully pursue a personal injury claim, the injury victim and his or her personal injury lawyer must prove the following:
- That the claimant has indeed suffered an injury. Common forms of injury include brain or spinal injuries; burns; broken bones; lacerations and contusions; or amputations. Injuries may also be psychological or emotional in nature, including pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and diminished quality of life.
- That another party was responsible for the injury due to negligence. Example: if a person is injured in a car accident with a drunk driver, the drunk driver will be liable for the victim’s injuries.
- That the injury caused recoverable damages. If an injury victim did not suffer a loss as a result of their injury, then their claim will have no monetary value. Forms of loss or damages include medical costs, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering other emotional damages.
If you believe that your case meets each of these criteria, consider reaching out to an experienced personal injury lawyer in your area. At Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers, you can arrange for a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our reputable team. At this meeting, you and a lawyer will discuss the viability of your claim and determine what steps to take next.
Personal injury lawsuits are often expensive to litigate, which is why Neinstein works on contingency, meaning our clients are not asked to pay legal fees until their case has been successfully resolved. This approach allows us to offer access to justice to injury victims across Ontario, even those who would not ordinarily be able to fund a complex or lengthy legal battle.
Contact Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers today to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer about how we can help.
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