If you or a loved one are hurt in an accident caused by the carelessness or negligence of someone else, you may wonder if you have a personal injury lawsuit. While you have the right to bring a claim forward, the facts of your case will determine whether or not you stand to benefit from filing a claim. Here’s what you need to know about filing or choosing not to file.
How Much Evidence Is Available In Your Case?
For a strong claim with a high chance of success, you need a lot of evidence in your favor. While it is possible to win a personal injury lawsuit with only some evidence, the more you have, the better. Your attorney will evaluate the different types of evidence collected or can be collected. Then, they will determine if there’s enough to bring forward a claim.
Can Someone Pay the Settlement Amount?
Not every person or entity responsible for an accident can pay the damages related to that accident. This is true even if you prove that they were at fault. For example, if you are involved in a car accident with an uninsured motorist, you may not be able to collect anything from them. The court can order them to pay, but if they don’t have the means, there’s not much more to do. However, in other cases where insurance companies play a role, it may be possible to pursue a worthy settlement. Your lawyer can advise you if there are other people or entities with the means to cover the damages in your claim.
How Much Will It Cost to Put the Claim Together?
It costs money to put a personal injury claim together and sometimes, this amount outweighs the settlement you could receive. Your lawyer will determine what needs to be done to put your claim together. This includes hiring an accident reconstructionist or a medical expert. Then, the attorney will determine if the potential compensation justifies the costs. At the very least, many attorneys can obtain reimbursement for basic damages. So, this means you are not paying out of pocket for your medical care or time out of work.
When Should You Call an Attorney?
If you are injured through no fault of your own, don’t hesitate to reach out to a personal injury attorney as soon as you can. Call our office today for a consultation to determine if you should move forward with your claim at 530-895-1234.