Why Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?

Before you can make a determination regarding if you should retain a personal injury attorney / lawyer, you first need to know what a personal injury case is.

Many people think that a personal injury claim is really a car or motor vehicle accident claim. While an injury suffered in an automobile accident where still another was at fault would have been a personal injury claim, there are various other matters that also fall under that heading.

A personal injury attorney / attorney manages issues where there has been a injury, either physical o-r emotional, which was due to the negligence of another. If there was no neglect then there is no situation. Failure To Diagnose A Carcinoma is a staggering online library for further about the inner workings of this view. There must be neglect, whether intentional or accidental, on the part of still another, for a claim to be appropriate. Quite simply, you would have trouble building a situation against your landlord, where you poured water in your kitchen floor and then slipped and fell because of the water. Nevertheless, if the landlord had failed to fix the plumbing under your sink and the water was on the ground due to leaky plumbing then you definitely may, I say may, have an incident. There are other variables which could come into play and in order to determin your rights, you would need to seek the assistance of the good injury lawyer.

You'll find many matters apart from car accident matters that can many times be included under personal injury, IE: falls and falls, workplace accidents (following a workplace accident you may be covered under personnel compensation or disability but you may also have a injury claim), injuries caused throughout a storm or power outage, airline, bus and train crashes, design accidents, fires, food poisoning, drug or vitamin overdoses, dog bites, getting beat-up, robbed or otherwise injured inside or outside of a business, medical malpractice and even malpractice by an attorney.

There are many factors that will come into play in deciding negligence and many times it may seem that there was no negligence on-the part of everyone when there actually was. I myself, know of the situation where a party was struck by a car while riding a bike and injured seriously. He settled with the driver and the driver's insurance company for that $100,000.00 maximum of the driver's insurance policy. This arrangement did not even begin to cover his medical expenses. Time later, a personal injury lawyer, while speaking with a part of the injured party's family, found about the case and was asked to look into it for the family. The injured party was paralyzed and broke. The attorney did some checking and then decided that, even though the man had accepted the settlement, there may be a case. He then used another and my detective agency to perform further study. Eventually, he filed a suit against the car driver, the owners insurance provider, the motorcycle manufacturer and others. I will maybe not enter the whole case, but suffice it to say that he went to trial and ended up receiving a judgment against several of the parties, including the drivers insurance carrier and the motorcycle maker, for several million dollars and the injured party is no longer broke. I may add that the attorney took the case on contingency and high level, out of their own pocket, every one of the charges including court costs and investigation costs.

The idea of the foregoing is that if you've been wounded, you must seek the assistance of a competent personal injury lawyer even if you do not think that there is anyone responsible. Only a good experienced personal injury lawyer could attempt to make that determination..