Navigating Complex Personal Injury Laws
To successfully file a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you must have a thorough grasp of the law. However, it can take a great deal of time to learn everything you need to know for your case. When you hire our St. Paul lawyers, you will have someone on your side who knows the ins and outs of the law in your area. We know what needs to be taken care of to file your claim and the deadlines you must meet. We will do everything in our legal power to see that your case is taken care of properly, seeking fair compensation for you.
Thoroughly Researching and Evaluating Your Case
To seek the compensation you deserve, you must determine your claim’s worth by considering various factors.
The things you must assess include, but are not limited to:
- The extent of your injuries
- The medical expenses you accumulated
- The amount of time you had to take off of work
Unfortunately, many people who try to handle their cases on their own might not know how to determine their claim’s worth, leaving them open to being taken advantage of. Our St. Paul personal injury lawyers know how to evaluate the damages you suffered and make an accurate demand for compensation.
Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
If you suffered damages after an accident, you might wonder what you could do to recover compensation. Although you might have an insurance claim, it may not be enough. Additionally, you may want to look at other options, including initiating a personal injury lawsuit. Before getting started with either, you must determine whether or not you have a case.
Below are a few questions to ask yourself before meeting with a lawyer:
- Did you suffer injury? Damage to property is not enough to initiate a personal injury case. You must have sustained injuries to your body, mind, or even emotions. For instance, a car accident resulting in only vehicle damage would not warrant a claim. However, if the crash caused a broken bone, anxiety, depression, or other personal harm, you may have a valid case.
- Did someone else’s negligence cause your injury? In a personal injury case, you must prove that someone was acting carelessly or negligently when they caused your accident and resulting injury. For instance, if you slipped and fell, you must show that the property owner forgot to put out signs when they knew water had been spilled on the floor.
- Do you have recoverable damages? The damages you suffered do not only have to be monetary. You can also be compensated for other losses, such as time off work due to your injuries. If you become disabled, you could potentially receive higher compensation because of the decrease in your quality of life, as well as the extra costs needed to get your home and vehicle better equipped to suit your needs.
In a personal injury case, compensable damages include pain and suffering, medical bills, and much more.
Although you can ask yourself the above questions before moving forward with your claim or lawsuit, it’s best to consult with a lawyer about your case. Our attorneys at Rogosheske, Rogosheske & Atkins, PLLC, will be happy to discuss your circumstances and provide sound counsel about your legal options.