How will my attorney determine whether I have a case following my injury caused by another person?
The first thing that you should do if you’re injured and you think you might have a case, is call an attorney and make an appointment to sit down and talk with that attorney. The attorney will then talk to you about the facts of your case, and there’s many things that we have to determine. The first thing is liability. Who’s fault was it that you got injured? If it appears that there’s somebody else at fault besides yourself, we move to the next step. Are you injured, and if you were injured, were those injuries caused by this particular incident? Based upon those different elements, we decide if you have a case. Then we might take the case on and investigate it further. If we find out that the person responsible does not have any insurance or does not have any assets, there may be no case because there’s just nothing to recover. So, the first thing that you need to do when you think you may have a case is go and talk with an attorney and tell them about the facts of your case and then you can determine how to proceed from there.