Being injured due to the negligence of another can result in severe financial and medical consequences. At Joe Knows Law, the main question we get asked by personal injury victims looking for guidance from a McKinney attorney is whether or not they have a strong case. The answer to this question is that there are three main factors that determine if a person has a case or not against a negligent party.
If you aren’t sure whether or not you have a strong case, you can figure it out by analyzing three factors, which include:
- Liability – The first question you should ask yourself when determining whether or not you have a case is if someone was at fault for the accident. In the majority of cases, this is the easiest factor to determine. For instance, if you were rear-ended by another driver on your way to work, the other driver in this situation would usually be considered liable.
- Damages – Once you have determined who is liable for the accident, you will need to consider if damages were caused. For example, if you were hit in the middle of an intersection by a driver running a red light and incurred several broken ribs, then you would have suffered from damages.
- Source for recovery – The third step in determining if you have a case is to find out if there is a source you can receive compensation from for your injuries. If you were in a car accident and the driver who hit you had insurance, this would be your source for recovery.
Although this may seem like a fairly simple process, determining if you have a strong case can be difficult without the assistance of a personal injury attorney.