Tessmer Tips: Personal Injury 101 - Part 2 | Tessmer Law Firm
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Do you have an injury claim?

How do you know if you have a legitimate personal injury claim? Only a qualified lawyer can tell if your circumstances are likely to result in an award. However, most personal injury cases share these common elements:


  • You have been injured either directly or indirectly (or you are the legal representative of someone who was injured).
  • Someone else was at fault, either wholly or partially.
  • Your injuries can be documented.
  • The person or organization at fault is capable of being sued (in some special cases, laws have been enacted to protect certain entities from lawsuits.)


If you have been injured, seek medical attention before doing anything else. Submit as necessary to exams, x-rays and tests ordered by the treating doctors.   If recommended, or if symptoms continue, see a specialist. Follow your doctor’s recommendations (to the letter).  Don’t be afraid to ask questions of your doctor, to help you understand your injuries and treatment.