If you are injured in an accident, whether it is a car accident, trip and fall, or any other incident where you are hurt, you need to determine whether your case is worth pursuing. This decision should only be made after consulting with an attorney who specifically handles personal injury matters.
A good personal injury attorney will look at three main factors in deciding whether to pursue your claim. These factors are discussed below.
1. The Likelihood of Proving Liability
In order to successfully bring a personal injury case, you need to show that the other person or entity is legally liable for the incident / accident that caused your injuries. This is known as legal liability. Essentially, you must show that the other person or entity was negligent by failing to use reasonable care.
2. The Seriousness of Your Injuries
Another major factor in determining whether your case is worth pursuing is the extent of your injuries and damages resulting from the accident. For example, if you were involved in an auto accident but sustained no bodily injuries, then you probably do not have a personal injury claim. At the same time, injuries can range from a relatively minor injury to permanent disability or even death. The greater the extent of the injury, the greater value your case will have.
3. The Difficulty of Your Case
Not every personal injury case is easy to win. Personal injury claims can be complex and very challenging. To successfully bring resolution to these cases, a good attorney will need to invest a great deal of time and money in preparing your case for trial.
Ultimately, a personal injury attorney will need to look at each of these three factors and determine whether the case is worth pursuing.
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For more information or to consult with one of our experienced New York personal injury attorneys, please call Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.