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If you or a loved one have been injured and you believe someone else is responsible for your injuries, what is your next step?

You have the right to file a personal injury claim. Every tort claim, regardless of its basis, whether intentional, negligence, or strict liability, has two basic issues-liability and damages.

Your job is to claim your damages. Our job is to try to prove the defendant is liable for damages so that you can get justice and compensation.

A personal injury claim arises from the plaintiff (that's you) claiming that the defendant (usually a company, entity, or another person) did something which caused you damage by showing neglect, being liable or responsible for the damages you sustained, or intentionally wronging you.

For example, if you sustain an injury due to neglect on the part of a building manager or if you suffered a back injury because of faulty workmanship, you can sue for personal injury.

If you decide to file, know that every state has certain time limits, called "statutes of limitations," that govern the period during which you must file a personal injury lawsuit. In some states, for example, you may have as little as one year to file a lawsuit from an automobile accident. If you miss the statutory deadline for filing a case, your case is thrown out of court.

Once you have decided to file and want to pursue compensation, contact a personal injury lawyer, such as McShane & Brady Law. We will be able to help you figure out what your case is worth and estimate what we could gain for compensation for your loss before the statute of limitations runs out.

Recently, we were able to help a man with a traumatic brain injury gain compensation right before his statute of limitations ran out.

McShane & Brady will fight for your rights to insurance and a peaceful healing. Visit our results page to read more personal injury cases. Don't wait until the last minute. If you or a loved one was recently injured because of someone else, let us help you recover.

Source: American Bar Association   

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