Personal Injury Attorneys
A personal injury is defined as the injury of a person who has been physically or psychologically injured as a result of negligence, carelessness or a lack of duty of care by another person, entity or product.
What Defines a Personal Injury?
Personal injury case injuries are categorized into three separate areas to help determine what type of injury was sustained, the cause of the injury, and who needs to be held accountable for any associated compensation or reimbursements.
A person or persons were physically hurt as a result of an incident.
Damage to property
An individual’s personal or commercial property was damaged as a result of an incident. An example of this would be a dented fender or a broken fence caused by a car accident.
Emotional and Psychological trauma
These are results on a person’s sense of security after witnessing or being directly involved in a severely damaging disaster or traumatic experience.
Some examples of emotional and psychological trauma can include (but at are not limited to):
- Witnessing or being directly involved in a sudden accident, severe injury, natural disaster, or violent attack.
- Mental scarring caused by serious body or facial disfigurement.
- Suffering immense embarrassment in a public or online setting
Common Causes of Injuries
Victims of personal injury may be entitled to a sum of money that is paid as compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, as well as other losses associated with their personal injury claims.
Personal injury law covers many different types of litigation, injury claims, and injury types. The most common types of personal injuries include (but are not limited to):
- Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Truck Accidents
- Asbestos Injuries
- Maritime Accidents
- Slips & Falls
- Dangerous Drugs
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Sports Injury
- Dog & Animal Bites
- Bullying Daycare
Knowing the Tactics that Insurance Companies Use
A considerable part of the litigation process often involves dealing with the insurance company that may be representing a defendant. It is common for an insurance assessor to be dispatched by the insurance provider to help determine the level of injury and to perhaps talk with the victim about a settlement.
It is very important to remember that insurance company representatives do not have the victim’s interests or needs in mind. First and foremost they are employees of the insurance company and are trained to obtain sensitive information about the victim and their injury. All of which the insurance company can and will use against the injured party in a court of law.
Employing the services of a law firm will assist in answering questions the insurance companies will ask and provide direct correspondence with the insurance company through the firm.