Do I Have a Case?
No one plans to get in an accident, or to have their life completely turned upside down through the negligence or carelessness of another person. Accidents create chaos. What’s left in the aftermath is stress and confusion, which is often made more difficult if you’ve been injured.
It’s tough to wrap your head around the right questions to ask in order to protect yourself and your loved ones. One of your questions may be, “Do I have a case?” At Reinig, Barber & Henry, we are here to help you understand the best path forward.
Elements That Determine If You Have A Case
There are three elements to nearly all cases which the injured person needs to prove. This is true whether it is a general personal injury case, a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident case, a slip and fall case, or a medical malpractice case.
These elements are:
- Negligence. We must show that somebody did something wrong, acted unreasonably, violated a law or ordinance, or had actions which were below the expected standard of care.
- Cause. This means that a person’s negligence was at least one of the significant causes of the accident or injury.
- Damages. This is the amount of money a jury is willing to give you for the injury that was caused.
Damages can include general damages such as pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life and/or special damages such as medical expenses, costs of vehicle repair, lost wages, decreased earning capacity, or loss of a career.
Most cases settle out of court through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or some form of alternative dispute resolution.
Understanding Your Case
When you contact our law firm, we’ll get to work figuring out if you have a case. We will consider the unique details of your accident, which can include, but are not limited to:
- The extent of your injury or illness
- Staying overnight at the hospital
- Past and future surgeries
- Scarring or permanent damage to your health
- Future medical needs
- The accident evidence
- Who was at fault for the injury
There’s a limited amount of time to file your claim. The sooner you call, the sooner we can go to work for you. We’ll handle the hassle of filing paperwork and dealing with insurance companies, so you can focus on getting better.
No Fee Unless We Win Your Case
We view our clients as our partners. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that our fee is contingent on the outcome of your case. If you don’t get paid, then neither do we. We’ve successfully recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements pay for our clients’ medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
We’ll be there to help get your life back on track. We’ll consider your future medical expenses, financial strains due to lost work, and how you can best support yourself and your loved ones while dealing with your injury.
Start The Process Today
All it takes is a simple phone call, or quickly filling in your information online, and we’ll get you the answer you need. Trying to straighten things out after an accident feels almost impossible. There’s no need to sweat the details. We’ll handle that for you while you get back on your feet.