How to Decide to File a Personal Injury Claim

There are countless accidents or incidents occurring all the time that lead to injuries. These injuries occur as a result of intentional acts or negligence by one or more people involved. Regardless of whether your injury is the result of a trip and fall or an incident of medical malpractice, an action for resulting injuries will be a personal injury claim. Deciding to file a personal injury claim can be difficult. There are several options for you or your loved one should you decide to pursue relief. However, you should not have to make the choice to file a claim alone. Contact Colombo Law today for a no-risk initial consultation during which you will get the answers you deserve.

What Type of Injuries Warrant a Claim?

There are a variety of injuries that warrant a claim, depending on the cause of the injury. One factor that our attorneys look for is the type of injury sustained. While there is no specific type of injury that will allow a claim, there are certain thresholds that must be looked at on a case-by-case basis. For instance, a bruised leg is not enough to pursue a claim. However, if there are claims that caused you to require medical treatment and pay medical expenses, then you may be able to file a claim to recover those damages.

Another factor to consider is any other type of relief requested. Damages are not only those that include injuries to one’s person. Instead, they include all damages associated with a claim. Therefore, our attorneys look at the other damages for which relief is requested, including property damage and lost wages.

Is There Sufficient Proof?

In all contested personal injury claims, there is some level of disagreement about who is at fault for the accident or incident and the severity of damages sustained. When filing a claim in court, the success of every case comes down to evidence. To be successful in your claim, the injured party must prove that the other party is legally responsible for your injuries. If there are some serious questions about the accident or incident or the ability to prove fault, it may not be beneficial to file a claim.

Contact Colombo Law Today

An attorney at Colombo Law can help assist you in determining whether your personal injury claim has merit. The Colombo Law firm is located in Morgantown, West Virginia and assists clients located in and around West Virginia including Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, Monongalia, Marian, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. If you have been injured in an accident or incident but are unsure of whether you have a personal injury claim, contact Colombo Law today for a risk-free initial consultation to get you or your loved one the assistance you deserve.


by Colombo Law
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