Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I have a legal claim?
If you think you may have been wronged by someone, you may be wondering if you have a legal claim. The answer to this question is not always clear, and it can depend on a variety of factors. However, there are some key things to consider that can help you determine whether you have a legal claim.
In this brief article we’ll go over the basics you should consider while determining whether or not you have legal claim after you have been wronged.
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Determine the nature of the wrong
The first step in determining whether you have a legal claim is to understand what type of wrong you have suffered.
This could include personal injury including physical harm, property damage, financial loss, injuries caused by defective products, or a violation of your rights. If you are unsure of what type of wrong you have suffered, it may be helpful to consult with an attorney.
Evaluate the evidence
Once you have identified the nature of the wrong, you will need to evaluate the evidence to determine whether you have a strong case.
This may include witness statements, medical records, photographs, and other documentation that can support your claim. If you do not have strong evidence to support your case, it may be difficult to win in court.
Consider the statute of limitations
Another important factor to consider is the statute of limitations, which is the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit after the wrongful act occurred.
Depending on the type of claim you have, the statute of limitations may be as short as a few months or as long as several years. If you wait too long to file your claim, you may lose your right to seek compensation.
Consult with an attorney
If you are unsure whether you have a legal claim, it may be helpful to consult with an experienced attorney.
An attorney can review the facts of your case and help you understand your legal options. They can also help you navigate the legal system and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process.
You can always contact the team at Schiffman Firm for a free consultation. Our team of experienced trial attorneys will gladly hear your case and provide insight and guidance on the next steps you should take.
In summary, determining whether you have a legal claim requires a careful evaluation of the nature of the wrong, the evidence supporting your claim, the statute of limitations, and the advice of an experienced attorney. By taking these steps, you can make an informed decision about whether to pursue legal action and maximize your chances of success.
Answered By:Attorney Jason Schiffman
More About Jason:
Jason M. Schiffman, Esq. is an experienced litigator practicing primarily in the fields of personal injury, products liability, estate litigation, and corporate litigation. Attorney Jason Schiffman has personally served as lead counsel in the litigation of over four hundred cases or claims.
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