Personal injuries come in many forms, from concussions caused by traffic accidents or athletic incidents to broken bones and lacerations caused by trip-and-fall accidents. Whatever caused your personal injury, it is important that you have the chance to seek compensation from those responsible.

Your injury might affect you in many ways. For instance, your concussion might make it impossible to work for several weeks, or you might have to go through surgery and physical therapy for shattered bones. Whatever your injury is, it’s necessary for you to get the best possible medical care, so you can heal.

After an accident, it’s sometimes hard to know who to blame. That’s why it’s best to call 911 and to have the police come to the scene. While you’re taken to the hospital to receive care, the police will investigate. They’ll be able to determine fault after speaking with you, other witnesses and others involved in the collision or accident. Once this is established, you’re in a good position to file your personal injury claim.

No two cases are alike, so it’s usually advisable to speak with your attorney about what happened and what you’d like to see happen when you make a claim. Medical expenses, financial losses and even your pain and suffering should be accounted for so that you can receive a fair amount of compensation for your injuries and the impact that those injuries have on your life.

Our site has more on personal injuries and what you should do after you’re hurt and receive medical care as a result of others’ actions.