Not all accidents give rise to a claim for money damages. Some accidents are unavoidable and fault cannot be assigned to anyone.
However, when someone is at fault for injury to a person, or his or her property, a claim for money damages can and should be pursued. The value of a claim is determined by the extent of the injury or damages, such as whether the injury is permanent or temporary, and what expenses the injured person has incurred, such as medical expenses or lost wages.
The most successful claims are those where the cause of the accident is clear and the claimed injuries/damages are directly related to the accident. An experienced personal injury lawyer is the best person to evaluate whether you have a valid personal injury claim and its value.