Understanding whether or not you have a viable case arising from your injuries can be quite complicated. There are a number of factors that must be carefully considered.
While in some situations, when a person is harmed by someone else’s negligence, the injured person may be entitled to financial compensation, there are also many times when, despite being injured, there are a variety of reasons why the injured person would not be able to recover damages.
That is why it is so important to have your situation reviewed by an experienced injury attorney.
Attorneys that focus their practices on assisting victims of injuries are familiar with many of the obstacles that stand between an injured person and their ability to recover financial compensation.
Unfortunately, many people have the misconception that hiring a lawyer to assist them with their injury case would be too expensive.
What many people don’t realize is that most lawyers that handle injury lawsuits work on a contingency fee basis. Under a contingency, or contingent fee agreement, the lawyer’s fee is paid as a percentage of the recovery from the lawsuit. In other words, if there is no recovery, there is no lawyer fee.
This is why there is truly no legitimate reason not to have the circumstances of your situation reviewed by an experienced injury attorney.
It’s also worth noting that most personal injury cases fall under the jurisdiction of state courts and state laws. Therefore, generally speaking, you should have your situation reviewed by an attorney who has experience dealing with personal injury legal matters in the state in which the lawsuit is likely to be filed. This may be the state in which the injury took place, but there are many exceptions to this general rule.