While many situations can give rise to a valid personal injury claim, just because you are injured does not necessarily mean you are entitled to file a personal injury claim.
You must be able to prove the other person or entity is responsible for your injuries, in order to have a solid personal injury claim.
The number one cause of personal injury cases in the United States is car accidents, although there are plenty of personal injury claims filed each year as a result of slip and fall accidents, negligent security, medical malpractice claims, dog bites, and intentional torts such as assault and battery.
An experienced personal injury attorney will tell you that even a simple mistake can derail your entire personal injury claim.
Such a mistake can cost you a much-deserved settlement.