Can You Recover Damages After an Accident?

An accident can have serious consequences for you and your family. Whether you’ve been involved in an auto accident, suffered a slip-and-fall, been bitten by a dog, or have otherwise been injured, the injuries and losses from an incident can impact you physically, emotionally, and financially. 

The good news is that, in some cases, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses through a civil action. Getting reimbursed for your expenses can be difficult, however, as you’ll either have to convince an insurance company or a jury of your peers that you deserve it. Fortunately, a personal injury lawyer can help you every step of the way. 

Recovering Damages After an Accident

Personal injury law, sometimes referred to as tort law, deals with the compensation of the plaintiff in a case for the injuries and/or losses they’ve sustained at the hand of the defendant. The defendant is the person or entity—think business or government agency, for example— that you allege to have caused your damages. 

Crucially, you must be able to prove the connection between the careless, negligent, or malicious actions of the defendant and the injuries or losses you suffered as a result. If successful, you could receive compensation, also called financial damages, in the form of a settlement agreement or a jury award. 

Some examples of accidents that are frequently cited in civil actions include: 

If you’re not sure whether you have a cause of action, a lawyer can help. 

Contact a Lawyer Now for More Information

From investigating the facts of your case, to writing a demand letter, to negotiating a settlement or arguing in front of a jury, a lawyer from The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can help you go after a maximum settlement. 

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