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What are the components of a personal injury case?

On Behalf of | Jan 28, 2020 | Personal Injury |

You may wonder whether you have a personal injury case or not. There are four things you need to have a personal injury case. They include liability, damages, causation and collectability. According to Injury Claim Coach, liability basically means somebody did something wrong to you. In the context of a car wreck, that could be someone followed too closely and rear-ended your car.

The next component or part of a personal injury case is damages. That means something went wrong as a result of what somebody else did. In a personal injury case, that is usually a physical injury. In a car wreck, it might be an injury to somebody’s lower back. In the context of premises liability or an apartment security case, you may claim for damages if you were shot and sustained an injury. The third part of a personal injury case is causation. This can mean that your injury was actually caused by this event. This happens a lot in car cases.

The last piece of personal injury case is collectability.  At the end of the day, you may bring a civil case and try to collect images or money. That money is compensation for what you went through for medical bills, pain, suffering and the interference. The compensation can also be for the things that you could do before but can not do now. At the end of the day, all you may be seeking is money. There has to be a place from which that money could be collected. If the person at fault does not have any assets and there is no insurance, then there may be no collectability.