Necessary Elements of a Personal Injury Claim

  • If you’ve been involved in an accident of any kind and you are preparing to bring a personal injury claim against the person responsible for your losses, there are ways you can prepare for what’s to come.

    To begin, we will need to prove that the defendant in your case is financially liable for your damages. We will also need to be sure to calculate the value of your claim by including every damage you’ve endured so you are awarded fair and reasonable compensation. Read on to learn more about the necessary elements of your upcoming personal injury claim.


    Establishing Liability

    The only way the court will award you compensation is if we are able to successfully establish fault for your injuries on the part of another person. The individual or entity responsible for your injuries will vary, depending on what type of accident you were injured in.

    For example, if you suffered an injury in a motor vehicle crash, the driver of the other involved vehicle, the local government road authority, and the vehicle parts manufacturers or technicians will be examined for blame. Your attorney will gather witness statements, photographs, videos, medical documentation, police reports, and any other evidence that supports your claim.


    The Value of Your Claim

    One of the most important aspects of your personal injury claim is the calculation of the value of your damages. Few people are able to grasp the full extent of their damages simply because they don’t realize that every single way your life has been impacted should be accounted for in these calculations.

    Some of the most frequently included damages in personal injury claims are lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, property damage, loss of consortium, and mental anguish.

    These are just a few of the losses that can be included in your civil suit. Your attorney will go more in depth with you about how the accident has impacted your life so you can get the most out of your claim.


    Schedule a Free Consultation Today

    To discuss the possibility of filing a personal injury claim against the liable party in your accident, get in touch with an experienced personal injury lawyer at Lane & Lane, LLC. You can set up your no-cost claim review by calling our office at 312-332-1400 or by filling out the quick contact form on our website.