What Qualifies as a Personal Injury Case?
Any accident involving negligent or reckless behavior is cause for legal attention. This is particularly true when actions or inaction led to your harm. Had others followed the law and rightfully acted as they were responsible for acting, there is less of a chance that you would have sustained an injury. Therefore, you have the right to file a claim and seek due financial compensation. But what qualifies as a personal injury case? Generally speaking, a person will have a valid personal injury case if they suffered quantifiable (measurable) harm because of another's act or failure to act. An example may be a distracted driver who runs a red light and strikes a pedestrian. That driver should be held liable in civil court for the injuries that the pedestrian experienced.
In the example above, the injured pedestrian may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical treatment, including ongoing care, therapy, and more
- Emotional trauma, such as pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost earnings, including past and future wages, benefits, and more
In some cases, additional compensation may be warranted. Whether you qualify for a personal injury case and what yours is worth will depend on the situation at hand, so it's important to talk to an attorney.
What Do I Do If I'm Not Getting the Best Care?
If you feel you are not receiving the best possible medical care, you may need to switch doctors. You need a doctor who will listen to your concerns and help improve your medical conditions. A doctor your company or an insurance adjuster chooses may not have your best interests at heart. You want a doctor who cares about your well-being first and foremost. Do not settle for a doctor who does not listen to your problems—find a medical provider who will listen to you and assist you throughout your case.
What If My Employer Wants Me to Sign an Agreement?
After an accident, companies often try to force injured workers to sign an agreement or release in exchange for a small payment. Most often, the insurance companies try to pay the least amount possible. They will also require you to give up your legal rights later. For this reason, it is imperative that after being involved in a personal injury accident you retain legal representation immediately. You should not sign anything or give any statement before consulting the situation with a skilled Houston personal injury attorney.
How Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You & Your Family
The truth is that countless factors play into your case, and it would be best to seek the help of a legal professional who can help you navigate the sometimes complicated legal process. At Arnold & Itkin, we're not just known for results—we're known for breaking records. Our Houston personal injury lawyers have recovered billions of dollars by demanding justice, never backing down from a fight, and making sure clients are treated right. No matter what.
Call us now at (888) 493-1629 to get started with a free, confidential review of your case.