When you get into an auto accident or are hurt visiting friends or family, you need to know that you have an opportunity to seek compensation. You can start a personal injury claim, which is designed to help you get compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other financial losses that may impact you as a result of your injuries. A personal injury claim may also help you seek damages for pain and suffering and other factors involved in your case.

When your injuries are related to someone else’s mistakes and actions, you have a right to recover your damages. How you do that will vary based on the circumstances.