How Do I Know If I Have A Personal Injury Case?
So many factors can affect the presentation of your case and whether it is viable to pursue.
Typically, there are three kinds of calls that we will field from prospective clients.
The first involves a fact situation where the other party is clearly liable (at fault) and the prospective client has very serious injuries and major loss. Those cases are few and far between.
The second involves a fact situation where the other party is clearly not liable (not at fault) and the prospective client has very serious injuries and major loss. In those instances there is no case as there is no liability held by the other party. If you are totally at fault for your own accident, there is no one you can sue.
The third involves a fact situation where the other part is is clearly liable (at fault) and the prospective client has injuries which do not appear necessarily to be serious nor involve a major loss yet. The injuries typically present as soft tissue in nature, involving no fractures. The effect of those injuries can be debilitating initially, but it is too soon to determine if they will be long-lasting. The cases that fit into this last broad category form the majority of calls we field in any given week at our Law Firm.
If your accident facts fit into this third area, it will take some time to determine if your case is economically viable for our law firm to handle. This could take up to a year or more, as it may take quite some time for you to learn the medical response to your injuries. If this is your situation, we will interested in hearing from you a several month intervals and will in the meantime, attempt to give you advice to protect your legal rights as you wait to see what will unfold.
Let’s face it … the most favourable conclusion will be that you do not have a case worth presenting, because you have gone on to full or near-full recovery over a period of several weeks or months without incurring any significant loss along the way.