How to Tell If You Have Grounds for a Personal Injury Case

Written by
Abraham Jaros
Updated on Thursday, Oct 19, 2023

Not sure whether you have an actual personal injury case?

While we don’t encourage anyone to do guesswork, we can give you some general guidelines that you can use while you try to decide whether to contact our offices.

What is a personal injury case?

A personal injury case is any case wherein:

  • A party who holds a duty of care fails to uphold that duty of care.
  • This results in an accident of any kind. Here in New York City this covers everything from car accidents to falling debris that strikes a pedestrian passerby.
  • That accident results in an injury, which in turn results in financial losses.

The purpose of the case is to compensate you for the financial losses.

You do not have a personal injury case just because you got injured. People get injured every day. You have a personal injury case because someone else’s negligence caused your injury.

What is negligence?

Negligence occurs when someone who has a duty of care to any party fails in that duty.

The duties vary. In general, most people have the duty to follow the law, especially when failing to do so can result in an injury. Property owners have a duty of care to make sure that their properties are safe and in good repair.

Your lawyer will have to prove that the responsible party was negligent in some way. It is the negligence, that failure to handle the duties the defendant is responsible for, that makes the case.

Call us if you believe the elements of a personal injury case exist.

Once you think you may have a case the best thing you can do is contact a personal injury attorney. The sooner you involve a lawyer the stronger your case is likely to be.

We can file the claim with the relevant insurance companies and deal with the adjuster on your behalf. We can also accurately evaluate the strength and value of your claim, ensuring that you avoid taking a lowball offer. We can also negotiate for the highest possible settlement given the facts of your specific case.

Best of all, reaching out to our office is absolutely free. We work on contingency, which means we don’t get paid unless we bring your case to a successful conclusion. Contact us to get started today.

Get the advice and guidance you and your family need

You do not have to go through this alone.

At Jaroslawicz & Jaros, we have over 40 years of experience helping accident victims in New York recover compensation. The clients we represent benefit from the personal attention of our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys.

We Have Recovered Over $2 Billion for Our Clients.

The attorneys at Jaroslawicz & Jaros have obtained verdicts and settlements of over $1 Million for hundreds of our individual clients. Since all New York personal injury law firms generally charge the same legal fee why not hire an experienced law firm with a proven track record?

When you retain the New York City accident lawyers at Jaroslawicz & Jaros, you will always work directly with your lawyer, and not with a paralegal or secretary. We will always be available to you! Our hundreds of positive client reviews and testimonials speak for themselves.

Experience and a track record of results

Contact the attorneys at Jaroslawicz & Jaros for a free legal consultation regarding your rights and your legal options. If we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis so that you don’t have to worry about any upfront costs.

Contact us today for a free consultation

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Contact us today and start your free consultation. You can also text or call Abraham Jaros directly at 917.842.9544 or email him at

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