In my first meeting with a potential personal injury client, we discuss the two essential parts of a personal injury case: fault and damages.
Successful personal injury claims must show that your injury was caused by the other party. For example, if someone else’s actions caused you to be in a car wreck, it is very important to demonstrate how that the wreck was their fault. Similarly, if you slip and fall on someone else’s property, you must prove that your fall was the property owner’s fault.
Another word for damages is costs. Damages are typically medical expenses incurred by the injured party. But sometimes damages can include lost wages and other financial impacts. If another driver runs into you and you have resulting medical costs you can make a legitimate personal injury claim.