From dog bites to faulty products, personal injury claims can help you get compensation for damaged property, medical expenses, and even death. Knowing what makes a solid personal injury claim, and what can be recovered and what should be handled by insurance, is the first step in making sure you get the money you are owed. The professional personal injury attorneys at Nelson Personal Injury take a look at what your personal injury claim could be worth, below. 

Proving Fault And Harm 

With any personal injury claim, it is important for you to prove that the fault lies with the defendant and that harm was caused to you by either their product or their actions that require compensation. While the most common and most often thought of claim is from vehicle accidents (Minnesota is a no-fault state, which makes claims more complex), there are many other ways that personal injury claims can happen and be worth compensation. In order to calculate just how much you are owed, and how strong your personal injury claim is, there are certain areas that are important to review. 

Property Damage

This may be the most evident and easy-to-quantify part of a personal injury claim. Looking at the physical damage at your property that is not being covered by the other party’s insurance, and calculating what that costs to fix, gives an idea of the value of this facet of the claim. 

Medical Bills

If you, or a loved one, were injured during the accident, these costs can be reclaimed plus pain and suffering (in some cases) when your claim is filed. It is important that there is a record of this for the court to see, so it is very important after your injury to keep organized and thorough records. Make sure you record exactly what you went to medical professionals for and when. The stronger the documentation, the more likely there is to be a strong personal injury claim. 

Lost Work/Wages

If an accident has caused you to lose hours at your job, or rendered you incapable of doing your job at all, this cost can be recovered as well. Documentation is also important here, and working closely with your employer to get exact figures will help strengthen a personal injury claim. When putting a claim together, it’s advisable to also consider the out-of-pocket cost to yourself that your injury has required, and include this in the financial consideration. 

Don’t Work Alone, Partner With Professionals

When navigating a personal injury claim, the devil is in the details. That’s why it’s important to have a personal injury lawyer on your side from the very beginning, so they can help you put together your best claim and give you an accurate value. The personal injury attorneys at Nelson Personal Injury have years of experience with all different types of personal injury in the St. Cloud area. Contact Nelson Personal Injury today in order to get a free consultation, and to start your personal injury case off with a professional personal injury lawyer. Find out how else we can help, and what our areas of practice are, on our website at https://nelsonpersonalinjury.com/.