A personal injury lawyer represents a person’s legal interests in a civil lawsuit brought by an injured person against the person or entity responsible for their injuries. The objective is to recover financial compensation for their injuries and other losses. This type of claim can be in addition to (or instead of) filing an insurance claim. Having a personal injury lawyer increases the likelihood of being awarded a maximum amount in any settlement received from the case.
In order to have a viable claim or lawsuit legally, the personal injury must have been caused by the negligence of another person or entity. The term “personal injury” usually refers to a type of tort lawsuit in which the person bringing the suit has suffered harm to their body or mind. Even though someone has been seriously injured, they may not receive compensation from an insurance company without filing a lawsuit.
You may be able to obtain financial compensation for your injuries by bringing a personal injury lawsuit. Your personal injury lawyer will help you determine if you have a valid claim, ask yourself these basic questions:
Did you suffer an injury to your body or mind, not just property damage?
Were your injuries caused by the negligence of another person or entity?
Do you have recoverable damages?
If you answered ‘yes’ to all of these questions, you may have a valid claim.
There are many different factors that affect the outcome of a personal injury lawsuit. You should consult with a personal injury lawyer who will explain your legal rights and potential remedies.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
A personal injury case involves someone being injured as a result of another person’s negligence and carelessness, such as:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Animal Attacks
- Slip-and-Fall Injuries
- Drunk Driving
- Texting and Driving