Each year accidents and negligence cause serious injuries or death
to thousands of people in the United States. The resulting injuries
are termed "personal injuries." A personal injury may be caused
by simple negligence, intentional acts, defective products, and numberless
other ways. If you have suffered any injury as a result of another person's
negligence, malicious conduct, or wrongful act you should contact an
attorney to discuss your rights.
Personal injury lawyers are knowledgeable in a wide range of matters
and have experience and knowledge to devote to your best interests.
The most prudent way to hire an attorney is to have an initial consultation
to make sure that he or she can help you with your legal needs. Most
personal injury lawyers work on a "contingency", which means
that there are no legal fees due unless your case has been won.
The main concerns of a personal injury lawyer are protecting the
rights of innocent victims and holding the defendant liable for the
injuries they have caused. The personal injury attorney you hire will
first need to prove that the defendant is in fact responsible for your
injuries. After that has been established, the lawyer will seek damages
on your behalf. With the representation of a personal injury attorney
you may be able to receive considerable monetary compensation for your
accident, including pain and suffering, loss of wages, medical expenses,
and other relevant costs.
Many personal injury cases are time sensitive due to the statute
of limitations placed on them and must be handled in a timely manner.
If you believe that your personal injury was caused by the negligence
of another party, contact a personal injury lawyer immediately.