PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
What should I know about Personal Injury Law and Lawyers?
Personal injury law applies to cases in which a person is injured through the negligence, intention or fault of someone else.
It is meant to compensate those who were injured by the fault of others. The most common types of personal injury cases are due to motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall incidents, dog bites, defective products, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.
A personal injury attorney is one who specializes in this type of case. When you present all the facts to him, he should be able to tell you if you have enough grounds for a case or not.
There are three elements to a personal injury case. Fault: Was the person at fault negligent or reckless?
Cause: The negligent or reckless behavior of the person must have caused your injury;
Damage: You must prove you were injured as a result of this behavior, and how bad the injuries were.
A personal injury attorney will help you determine if you have a case.
Where Can I Find a Personal Injury Attorney?
Here's a few to give you a start in looking for a personal injury attorney to represent you. You can find one near you through any of these companies.
- PersonalInjuryLawOffices.com will help you locate a personal injury attorney in your area.
- PersonalInjuryLawyer.com will help you find personal injury lawyers or law firms specializing in personal injury law.
- Law Online can get you connected to a personal injury lawyer in your area for free. Complete their online form and an attorney will contact you.
- At Lawyers.com you are asked if you are a business or personal user, and asked to select from a menu the type of attorney you are searching for.
- LegalFish has listings for personal injury lawyers experienced in all types of injury cases.
What Are Some Types of Personal Injuries?
The most common personal injuries are motor vehicle related injuries, such as auto, truck, motorcycle, etc.; medical malpractice, defective products, slip and fall, animal bites, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death. Workplace injuries can go on this list, but they are generally handled under Workmen's Compensation laws. If you are a victim of one of these injuries, and the injury was caused by the negligence or recklessness of someone else, you may be able to recover your losses for medical bills, missed time from work, future losses should this injury result in a long recovery time or permanent disability, and even mental anguish caused by the injury.
Do I Have A Case?
If you feel the person responsible for the injury was negligent, reckless, or had intent to cause injury; if this action caused your injury, and you can prove that you were injured as a result of this incident (i.e. not previously suffering from this type of injury), consult a personal injury attorney. He will be able to advise you on your course of action and whether or not you may have a case.