A question that is often asked by those who have been in an accident, or who have suffered some injury as a result of the fault of another, is whether they have a case. Whether you have been involved in an automobile accident, a slip-and-fall incident, or another type of occurrence in which you were injured, an essential issue is the determination of whether you have a case that can be pursued.
The attorneys and the experienced, well-trained staff at Goldberg Noone will meet with you to decide if you do indeed have a viable case.
Essential information will be gathered and evaluated in order to determine what options are available to you.
This question is not easily answered, and must be decided on the basis of the specific facts pertaining to the incident in question. Many questions must be answered in order to come to some opinion regarding whether there is actually a case that can be pursued on your behalf. That is why, when you have suffered an injury, it is recommended that you seek the advice of an attorney who is experienced in the field of personal injury litigation.
Some of the questions that must be answered are as follows:
How Were You Injured?
Provide us with a detailed description of exactly what happened. If you made any notes at, or shortly after, the time of the incident, it's always beneficial to bring those, as well as any photographs, accident reports, or any other documentation that you may have, when you meet with us to review your case. These items will be very helpful in the evaluation of your case. We attorneys can interpret this information, talk with you and review related documents in order to come to a full understanding of what happened, how it occurred, and all those who may have been at fault.
What Specific Type of Injury Did You Suffer?
Another important element is to determine the specific injuries suffered as a result of the accident. Bringing in any documents relating to your medical care to the initial consultation would be beneficial.
On What Legal Basis Can I Pursue My Case?
One thing that can be difficult for people to understand is that although they have suffered a genuine injury, their accident may not meet the necessary legal standard which places responsibility upon someone else for their injuries. It is essential to consult with us - we are well versed in the laws that apply to the circumstances of your particular accident and your injuries. We will fairly and honestly assess your case to establish whether the legal requirements have been met to enable you to go forward.
Who is at Fault?
Fault lies with the person and/or legal entity who has been negligent and whose negligence caused your injury. Our attorneys at Goldberg Noone in Fort Myers, Punta Gorda and LaBelle will not only identify the obvious negligent party or party, but will research your case to see if others may have contributed to your loss.
What is Your Prior Medical History?
If you have had similar injuries in the past, this could be important to the case. It is essential that you are candid and forthcoming with any such information at the time of your initial consultation. Such medical history may not necessarily be bad news - a prior medical condition is of less significance if you fully recovered from the previous similar problem. If, on the other hand, your prior medical history will impact your case in a negative way, this needs to be factored in at the time of your consultation.