Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?
Consider these factors to determine if you have a personal injury case in Wisconsin
When you suffer an injury, one question you should ask is whether you have grounds for a lawsuit. This depends on a number of factors. Ultimately, you should consult a personal injury attorney to talk through what happened to you. He or she can help you apply the law to your situation. If the following applies to you, you may have a strong personal injury case you can bring.
Was Someone Else Negligent?
For you to bring a successful personal injury case, you first have to show that someone else did something wrong. In legal terms, negligence means that a person has a duty to exercise reasonable care, and failed to fulfill it. This can be as simple as the duty to drive a vehicle properly or maintain safe conditions on a property. If that person didn’t do what he or she should have done under the circumstances, then that person is negligent.
Did They Cause Your Injuries?
Negligence represents a key part of the puzzle. Still, it isn’t enough by itself; that negligence has to be the reason you were injured. If another driver runs a red light, that is a negligent act, but unless you are injured, you don’t yet have a case against that person. Your right to sue another person depends on whether that person caused damages you suffer; a wrong act that didn’t hurt you is not enough. Your attorney will help you work through the facts and identify the right person and the strength of your claim.
Do You Have Monetary Damages?
Finally, even if you were injured, you need some monetary damages to win. A personal injury case isn’t punishment for wrongful behavior; it is a way to regain the losses you sustain because of your injuries. This includes medical costs, lost wages, property damage, loss of enjoyment, and other losses you suffer as a result of your injuries.
Not every injury creates a lawsuit, but many do. If someone has caused you monetary losses through his or her negligence, contact Eisenberg Law Offices online at https://www.eisenberglaw.org/contact-us/, or at (608)256-8356.