Question: What exactly is a bodily injury claim?
Answer: A person has the right to assert a “bodily injury claim” when they have suffered injury or harm due to someone's negligence.
When a person has a duty to others to act reasonably, failed to do so and causes harm, the victim can assert a “bodily injury claim”:
- A driver going too fast and loses control and causes a crash;
- A store owner notices a spill, fails to clean it up and a customer falls;
- A medical provider provides the wrong treatment to a patient, and the injury worsens;
- A dog owner knows their dog is a biter, fails to control their dog and it injures someone;
- A government entity knows a roadway is dangerous, does nothing, and a crash occurs.
Question: What information do you need to assert a claim against another for a bodily injury claim?
Legal responsibility is premised upon the concept of “fault”. Many times, to avoid liability, the at-fault party denies fault. In order to prove your claim and be compensated for your bodily injury claim, you have the burden to prove liability, fault and damages. These can be complicated.
Question: How much is a bodily injury claim worth?
Answer: Every claim is different. 1) Nature, 2) Extent and 3) Duration of the injury determines value.
A bodily injury claim does always end when you are released from medical care. At the end of the medical care, a person is generally in one of two places: 1) completely restored to your pre-incident condition or 2) ongoing symptoms that need time for which continued therapy will be of little benefit.
A “bodily injury claim” includes compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, out of pocket costs, scarring or disfigurement and your pain & suffering.
In assisting our personal injury clients, Zachar Law Firm investigates and gathers all of the evidence needed to prove your case. In the process, Zachar Law Firm professionals will develop a value range for your claim and submit a settlement demand to the at-fault party’s insurance carrier. If we can settle the claim without finishing a lawsuit, great. If not, and litigation is necessary, we are fully prepared and geared to take that step in getting you the full compensation you are entitled to.
Questions regarding your case? Feel free to call us to discuss your case and options: http://ZacharAssociates.com | 602.494.4800