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When Does an Injury Qualify for a Settlement?

Being the victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault can have serious consequences on your life. Facing medical bills and an inability to work, finding out how to move forward is often crucial for victims. At this point, you’re likely wondering whether your injury qualifies for a settlement.

If you’re eligible, you likely want to file a claim to recover the compensation you deserve. But as our attorneys at Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers will explain, taking legal action can be tough if you don’t have the right training and knowledge.

Below, our qualified legal team has highlighted some helpful information about which circumstances will allow you to file a personal injury claim to obtain the compensation you deserve.

When Another Person Caused Your Injuries

Unfortunately, accidents and mistakes are a normal part of life. However, when your injuries are the result of an accident that was caused by another person’s carelessness, the situation is different.

If your damages were the direct result of another person’s negligent, reckless, or malicious actions, you have every right to take action and file a claim seeking compensation. If this is the case for you, our attorneys can help you compile evidence so you can prove how the other party was negligent and how his or her behavior directly contributed to your current state.

After You Have Suffered Losses

You also have the right to file a claim for compensation when your injury affects your financial and emotional wellbeing. If the other party’s negligent actions contributed to demonstrable losses or hardships for you, you can request compensation. Examples of damages include hospital bills, lost wages, property damage, emotional trauma, and reduced quality of life.

Talk to a Baton Rouge Personal Injury Attorney

If you were recently involved in an accident that another person caused, and you’re wondering whether your injuries qualify for a settlement, talk to Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers. We will evaluate your case to determine whether you have grounds for a viable lawsuit. Once we’ve determined your case’s viability, we will go to bat for you.

If you’re ready to get started, contact our team today. You can reach our office by phone at 225-387-2323, or you can use the contact form at the bottom of the page to schedule a free initial consultation.