If you have been injured in a car accident, by medical malpractice or at work, you may be thinking about filing a personal injury claim. The aftermath of an injury can be a very stressful time, so it’s important to know as much about the process as possible. A case settlement comes down to several factors. These factors include: the circumstances of the accident, the severity of the injuries and the amount of lost wages.

Just how severe must your injuries be to file a personal injury claim?

If your injury has caused pain and suffering or negatively affected your life in a noticeable way, then it’s worth pursuing. Pain and suffering refers to the different types of injuries the injured party might suffer from after an accident. This includes physical pain as well as mental trauma, such as: insomnia, depression, and anxiety.

A bruise or small typically isn’t enough to win a case. Such minor injuries don’t have lasting effects and won’t hinder your ability to work. On the other hand, if the injury is anything more than minor, you should definitely consider hiring a lawyer.

Here are some simple questions to help determine if a claim is right for you:

  • Did your injuries required medical attention?
  • Are your medical costs more than you can afford?
  • Did your injuries keep you from working and earning an income?
  • Are you suffering from continual pain?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, your case is worth pursuing. When you’re ready to file a personal injury claim, the talented attorneys at The Cochran Firm will be ready to fight for you. We’ll get you the results you deserve. Call us at 1-800-THE FIRM or fill out our contact form to get your free consultation.