In order to claim personal injury, you must meet specific legal requirements to move forward with legal action. Our team at Saladino & Schaaf has years of experience helping personal injury victims get the compensation they deserve. If you have questions about a personal injury claim, schedule a free case evaluation.
The person who caused the accident must have a legal duty (or obligation) to be held accountable. For example, someone who runs a stop sign and hits you has a legal duty to obey traffic signs and laws.
There must be a breach of duty to meet the second requirement of filing a legal claim. In the previous example, the breach of duty occurred when the driver violated the law by running the stop sign.
If there is a duty and breach of that duty, you will need to prove that the breach of duty caused legally recognizable damages in order to proceed with your case. The burden to prove causation and damages is the responsibility of the injured person.
In addition to meeting the above requirements, you should also consider whether you can collect if you win the case. Often, in car accident cases, insurance is responsible for damages.
Be aware that personal injury cases may have time limits. This means you must act quickly to ensure you receive the proper compensation. You should consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
At Saladino & Schaaf, we have decades of experience helping personal injury and accident victims collect the compensation they deserve. Contact us for a free consultation online or give us a call today at 270-444-0406 or 270-753-1529.
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