No one prepares to be in an auto accident, slip and fall on an icy sidewalk, get bitten by a dog, or fall victim to medical malpractice. If you’ve been in an accident that was caused by the act of negligence or carelessness of another party, you may be entitled to compensation.
To increase your chances of a satisfying settlement, you need to hire a team of attorneys with decades of experience under their belt. Sher, Cummings and Ellis is committed to their clients’ success and has helped countless clients throughout the Arlington, Virginia area with their personal injury matters. Schedule a consultation now to get started, but there’s important information you must know before seeking reimbursement for your pain and suffering.
How Do You Know if You Have a Personal Injury Case?
There are many instances where the person injured has a right to file a lawsuit against the person who injured them, but how do you know if you have a chance at receiving compensation? There are three basic requirements for this to happen. You must prove that:
- The responsible party was careless or negligent.
- The negligence caused your personal injury.
- The injury resulted in harm (compensatory damages).
Some cases may be blurry as to whether or not you have grounds for a lawsuit, so you should meet with a skilled personal injury attorney. During your first consultation, you will get to know your attorney and explain your situation to them. They will then evaluate your circumstances and discuss with you whether a lawsuit is your best option.
What Damages Can I Receive?
When you’re injured, you are likely faced with mountains of medical expenses to help you get back to health, but you can receive compensation for more than just hospital bills. Should you receive reimbursement, you could receive one or both of the following: economic damages and non-economic damages.