You’ve suffered an injury which has left you in pain and maybe even immobilized. Whether it is a temporary setback or an injury which will affect you for the rest of your life, several people have suggested you visit an attorney and file a personal injury case. You may be hesitate contacting a personal injury attorney because you have many questions. To help you better understand the personal injury process, we’ll start with the definition of personal injury.
Personal injury law refers to the legal remedies and defenses involved in civil lawsuits brought about as a result of wrongful conduct…. Most personal injury cases are based on the doctrine of negligence. – Hg.org
Personal injury cases commonly involve things such as car accidents, dog bites, construction accidents, slips and falls, medical complications, or a number of other mishaps which result in injury. The most extreme of personal injury cases become wrongful death cases when the injured party dies.
Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?
To win a personal injury case, there does not need to be intentional harm to the plaintiff, but there must be proof that the defendant ignored the potential risk to others. Basically, there needs to be proof that a reasonable person, in the defendant’s position, would have handled the situation in a different and more responsible way. For example, someone who is driving drunk and ends up hitting a pedestrian may not have intentionally hit the person, but the driver ignored the potential risk he or she was to others under the circumstances. The person whose dog is roaming free and attacks someone is acting negligently by not keeping the animal properly contained.
A winning personal injury case results ii the defendant having to pay the plaintiff for damages caused by the defendant’s negligence. The cost of things such as medical bills and damage to property are fairly easy to calculate. It is a little harder to calculate the monetary value of things such as emotional distress, disfigurement, and physical damage which results in the person being unable to work for an extended period of time, but an experienced personal injury lawyer, like those at the Hancock Law Firm can help you do that.
Getting Help After an Injury Accident
Too often, people become injured in avoidable accidents. Personal injury law is a legal area that allows victims, families, and others who have been harmed by others to file a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault parties. The Hancock Injury Attorneys legal team is passionate about holding negligent parties accountable for the harm they have caused others. If you feel you may have a personal injury case, contact us for a free review of your case.