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What Qualifies for a Personal Injury Claim?

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“Personal injury” is a term most Americans are familiar with, but may be unsure of what truly qualifies for a personal injury claim. With accidents occurring daily, it can be beneficial to know the facts about personal injuries before you suffer from one. Kamerow Law Firm has the experience to offer valuable insight into this manner.

Torts and Personal Injury

A tort is an action or lack of action on behalf of an individual or entity that causes injury or illness to another person or entity. For example, if a driver runs a red light and causes an accident that inflicts severe injury on another, it will result in a tort situation. Torts are largely a result of car accidents, product liability and medical malpractice in the United States.

Personal Injury Basics

If you have suffered an injury, there are a few questions you can ask yourself to help you decide if you should file a personal injury claim:

  • Did you suffer a physical injury, psychological injury or emotional injury?
  • Did the injury occur because of another party’s negligence?
  • Did that party have a legal duty to exercise reasonable care?
  • Did that party breach the duty of reasonable care, and did that breach cause your injury?

While some of the questions might seem redundant, it is important that you can answer yes to all the questions. The determination of what qualifies as a personal injury is best made by a qualified and reputable attorney.

Your Personal Injury Attorney

Kamerow Law Firm can help you answer these challenging questions, and advise you whether or not you should file a claim. Our firm will never misguide you or tell you a suit should be filed if there is no basis for a claim. We work on a contingency basis when we represent personal injury claims; we do not collect a payment unless we win a settlement for you.