How Serious Must My Injury Be to Qualify for a Lawsuit?

A close up of a man with a leg brace performing physical therapy with an assistant A serious personal injury is a scary experience. The actual event that caused it may have been traumatic, and now you are left with severe physical harm and an assortment of negative impacts on your life. What do you do? You may have the foundation for a personal injury claim, in which our experienced attorneys pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.

While some injuries are obviously catastrophic – such as the sudden loss of a limb or a traumatic brain injury – other injuries may be subtler. You may wonder if your injury is severe enough to qualify for a personal injury claim. We can determine whether it is during a no-obligation consultation. If you suffered damages and someone is responsible for causing the injury, then you may very well have a claim.

Severity and Damages

If your injury led to certain negative impacts on your life – both financial and otherwise – then you may have a case:

  • Expensive medical costs in the present and in the future
  • Loss of income or wages from being unable to work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

In order to pursue compensation, you must show that the injury was serious enough that it led to damages. Our attorneys investigate injury cases and properly account for any and all negative consequences on the victim’s life and livelihood.

Is Someone Liable for Injuries?

Someone must have owed you a certain duty, and the violation of that duty is what caused your injury. For example, a doctor owes you a duty of care to provide medical services meeting the standards of the industry.

You may have a personal injury claim if you had the following relationship with the responsible party:

These issues can become complex. Let our experienced injury attorneys determine whether you have the grounds for pursuing compensation. For a consultation with the lawyers at Sklare Law Group in Chicago, please contact us today.

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