Determining whether or not you are eligible to file a personal injury claim is not as clear-cut as it seems. Just because you sustain an injury does not necessarily mean that you have a personal injury claim. In the area of personal injury, the person injured has the burden to prove that someone else was at fault and was the cause of their injury. Sometimes, that can be difficult to do. This is why it is important to write down what happened as soon as possible. It is also important to get statements from witnesses soon after an accident. The easiest way to determine whether or not you have a case is to consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in personal injury.They can advise you as to whether or not you have a case and what you should do.