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Have you recently found yourself facing a legal situation and don't know how to proceed? Is this an incident that requires the assistance of an attorney working on your side? Can you get away with not hiring an attorney? These and many more questions are answered on my website. Having worked as an assistant in the legal world, I have gotten to know quite a bit about different legal situations and have provided you with several examples and pieces of advice that can help you. Hopefully, you will find everything you need to help you through this difficult time in your life.

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Do You Have An Injury That Will Make A Good Personal Injury Lawsuit?

If you suffered an injury from an accident caused by another person, it is possible to hire a personal injury lawsuit to help you get the money you deserve to pay for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other costs that you incurred. While most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning that you don't pay for their services unless you win, the lawyer still needs to agree to take on your case. Here are some factors that will make a lawyer likely to take on your case because you have a good chance of winning your lawsuit. 

Your Injury Has Someone That Was Clearly At Fault

Injury cases are not always clear cut with who was at fault. Sometimes there can be doubt, especially in auto accidents where it is sometimes your word against the other persons. If the accident has someone that is clearly to blame, like an auto accident where someone ran a red light, then winning your case will be easy.

However, be aware that your compensation can be reduced by having any amount of fault in the accident. Some states require that the defendant is 100% at fault in order for you to receive compensation, while others will lower your compensation accordingly due to your percentage of fault. Even being attributed 25% of the fault of an accident can result in a serious decrease in how much compensation you receive. 

Your Injury Has A Quick And Easy Diagnosis

The type of injury that you sustained will make a big difference when it comes to if you have a good lawsuit on your hands. An injury that is very clear cut and easy to diagnose by a doctor is going to make your case much easier to win. For example, if you suffered a slip and fall accident and broke your wrist, the doctor can easily diagnose the broken wrist with an x-ray. 

Your Injury Is Completely Related To The Accident

It is also important that your doctor can easily attribute your injury to the accident. In the example of the slip and fall that caused the broken wrist, it will be very easy for the doctor to attribute the accident to your injury. You would not have had a broken wrist prior to the accident, and a doctor can see that it was a recent break in an x-ray and looking at how the area is swelling. There should not be any dispute about if this injury was caused by the accident.

For more information, reach out to a personal injury attorney near you.