Personal injuries can result from just about anything — from slip and falls to negligent medical care. If you or a loved one has sustained a personal injury, the first question to ask yourself is what caused the incident, for it is the cause of the injury that determines whether you may be legally entitled to financial compensation.
To put it simply, a personal injury becomes a legal matter when the victim’s injury is the result of another person’s actions. For instance, if you are hit by a reckless driver, fall in a poorly maintained parking lot, or suffer harm from a negligent medical professional, there’s a good chance that you are entitled to compensation.
Unfortunately, getting your fair compensation isn’t always as simple as it should be. Even when armed with the appropriate insurance, victims of personal injury often run into one of two problems when they seek payment:
- The person or organization responsible for the injury denies their involvement.
- The insurance company refuses to cover their injury.
When a legal hiccup such as these arises, it’s time to seek professional legal counsel. A knowledgeable attorney will not only be able to tell you whether you have a case but will also be able to guide you through your next steps.