What Is Considered Personal Injury?

Grounds for Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Have you been injured in an accident? If so, then you are probably wondering whether or not you are able to file a personal injury claim. Personal injury claims are meant to recover compensation for bodily, property, and emotional damages suffered by an innocent party in an accident. In order for your claim to be successful, you will need to provide evidence of the three following factors.

Liability
Who was responsible for your accident? You will need to prove not only that you did not cause your accident, but that one or more specific parties did. You will have a hard time recovering fair compensation if you are responsible for your damages, even in part. The person or persons responsible for your accident – and therefore your damages – is the "liable party" and can be held responsible for covering your damages.

Bodily Injury
In order to file a claim for personal injury, you must of course be injured! Also, you must prove that your injuries are the direct result of the accident. This evidence can take the form of photos, witness statements, doctors' notes, and other such documentation.

Property Damages & Emotional Trauma
The accident in which you were involved may have also resulted in property damages or emotional damages. If you can prove that the damage to your property was caused by the accident, you could recover compensation from the liable party in order to pay for its repair or replacement. You can also require compensation for emotional damages if you have been traumatized by the accident. This usually requires an evaluation by a qualified physician or therapist.

Speak with a San Bernardino Personal Injury Attorney

Call the Law Offices of Vetchtein & Associates today at (888) 499-3889 to receive a free case evaluation. We truly care for our clients and will go the extra mile to handle all the details of your case so that you can focus on recovering. We can help you get the bills paid, so don't wait. Contact us today!

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