How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Case?


Injuries can happen anywhere, and often, injuries are caused by conditions created by negligence. In these instances, it may be possible for injury victims to receive compensation for their injury-related damages through a personal injury claim.

But how do you know if your case is a viable personal injury claim? Although you may be convinced that your injuries were caused by another person’s negligence, there may not be enough evidence to support your claim, action may not result in the benefits you are expecting, and other legal considerations could interfere with the success of your case. Pursuing a personal injury claim can be a complex, lengthy process, and you should be sure that it’s worth it before you begin. There are elements of your case you can look at to determine if your claim will end in a worthwhile resolution.

Components of a Personal Injury Case

The details of personal injury cases vary widely. Car accidents, slip and fall accidents, work accidents, and more are all types of personal injury cases. Every case involves different parties, different damages, and different laws.

The baseline elements that every personal injury case has in common are that an injury occurred and resulted in damages, and that the injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. If your situation fits these characteristics, filing a personal injury claim may work for you.

Should I File a Personal Injury Claim?

If you were injured because of another person’s negligence, a personal injury claim can be a good way for you to recover compensation for your medical bills and other damages. Whether or not you should file a personal injury claim is up to you and your needs.

When you are deciding if you should file a personal injury claim, consider questions such as:

  • Was my injury caused by another person’s negligence?

  • Can the at-fault party be held liable under the law?

  • Will I benefit from receiving compensation through a personal injury claim?

  • Am I prepared to handle the time and effort that a personal injury claim requires?

Contact Us Today!

If you are unsure about the viability of your personal injury claim, please reach out to us! The legal team of Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin LLP is available to answer any questions you may have about your case and personal injury law. We can advise you on whether or not filing a personal injury claim will work for your case. If another path is best for you, we will provide guidance.

Our consultations are free! Contact us for this no-obligation way to discuss your case and learn more about filing a personal injury claim.

To schedule a free consultation with our attorneys, send us a message or call 888.998.2031.