What cases does a personal injury lawyer handle?
What Types of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?
- Motor Vehicle Accidents.
- Premises Liability.
- Product Liability.
- Medical Malpractice.
- Workers’ Compensation.
- Assault/Sexual Assault.
- Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer.
How do I choose a good personal injury attorney for my case?
Criteria which may be important to consider when choosing the best personal injury lawyer may include:
- a lawyer’s experience with your type of case (i.e. medical malpractice, car accident injury, sexual assault, etc.)
- size of the law firm.
- a lawyer’s credentials and track record.
- a lawyer’s availability to take your case.
What falls under personal injury law?
Personal injury laws apply in situations where a defendant’s intentional conduct causes harm to another person. Examples of this include assault and battery, and other intentional torts.
What does personal injury include?
Personal injury implies any type of injury sustained in accidents. These types of injuries may arise from car accidents, slip and fall accidents, defective products, or wrongful death claims. On the other hand, bodily injury is more limited and may imply injuries sustained by another person, usually in a car accident.
Why would I need a personal injury attorney?
If you suffered serious injuries in your accident, you should contact an attorney as soon after the accident as possible. Severe injuries often leave the victims of those accidents with substantial medical bills, extended medical treatments, and in many cases, no or reduced income to help pay for those bills.
What are examples of personal injury?
Some personal injury case examples include slip-and-falls due to slipping on ice or tripping over debris, whether at work or on private property; broken bones, internal injuries or a traumatic brain injury resulting from a car accident; the loss of a finger or limb in an accident at work due to defective machinery.
Is emotional distress a personal injury?
While pain and suffering is tied to a personal injury claim, emotional distress can be considered a claim in its own right. This means that it’s often more difficult to recover compensation for emotional suffering.