August, 2019

Why You May Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

Whether we’re watching television or happen to glance on a billboard on the side of the road, personal injury attorneys are constantly advertising their services to us.

But how many of us actually understand what personal injury is? It is one of the broadest areas of the law and many different issues fall under its umbrella. After watching another personal injury commercial the other day, I decided to research more about the different aspects of personal injury law.

What is Personal Injury?

First, I should define what personal injury law is first. Personal injury is a legal term, defined as an injury to the mind, body, or emotions — anything personal, except for property. As you can likely tell, there is a wide range of different situations in which someone may suffer a personal injury. I’ll delve into some of those situations below.

Car Accidents. Car accidents are the source of the most personal injury cases in America. As you can imagine, individuals suffer personal injury after a car accident — not only of their body but their mental health, too. In a car accident case, you will likely be attempting to get the negligent party (usually the other driver) to provide compensation for medical bills and your pain and suffering that resulted from the accident. This compensation most always comes in the form of a settlement.

Slip and Fall. If you are in a building and are injured due to a hazard on the property, you may qualify for financial compensation. Property owners have a duty of care to keep their property safe for visitors, and your injury may prove that they did not follow through with their obligation.

Dog Bites. Individuals who have been attacked by a dog likely are suffering from not only injuries but mental trauma as well. A personal injury attorney can help you get compensation for your medical bills as well for any other trauma you endured.

Medical Malpractice. We trust our doctors to always treat us in the best way possible, but unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Doctors have an obligation to take care of their patients in the best way possible, but sometimes their treatment can lead the patient to experience extreme emotional and physical pain. Patients who are victims of medical malpractice are entitled to financial compensation for their suffering.

Of course, these are NOT the only personal injury cases out there — I just tried to represent the ones I thought were the most common. If you believe that you have a personal injury case on your hands, make sure to reach out to an experienced attorney.

An attorney like the ones working at Evans Moore, LLC will let you know if you have a case and what damages you may be able to recover. I would recommend writing down your situation so that you remember exactly what happened so that your attorney is better able to serve you and help you through a tough time.

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