personal injury law

Things You Should Know About Personal Injury Law

  • By:ShamonLaw

Personal injury law involves the legal remedies and defenses applied in civil lawsuits following an accident and wrongful conduct.

 

A personal injury lawyer provides legal representation in personal injury cases that are mostly a result of negligence or wrongdoing of a person, government agency, company or other entity.

 

The term “tort” in tort law, which personal injury lawyers mainly practice, is a Latin word that means twist, wrong, or harm, making it appropriate for cases related to personal injuries.

 

A tort action, unlike criminal law, does not involve the government prosecuting a defendant. Rather . . .

 

Common Personal Injury Cases

These are cases where an injured plaintiff can get compensation for the negligence or intentional act of a defendant or wrongdoer:

 

Car Accidents

Cases that involve car accidents are usually caused by someone not following the rules of the road or someone driving recklessly. Unless the accident happens in “no-fault” states, a careless driver will be held responsible for injuries that stem from a car accident and will have to pay financial compensations in personal injury law.

 

Medical Malpractice

This usually arises when a doctor or other healthcare professional fails at providing competent and reasonably skilled care resulting in a patient’s injury. The injured party can make a medical malpractice claim.

 

These types of cases are some of the most complex cases in personal injury law and a patient should hire a personal injury lawyer to represent their best interests.

 

Slip and Fall Cases

A very common type of personal injury case, slip and fall usually happen when premises are not safe and not free of hazards. This makes property owners liable since it is their responsibility to ensure work areas and their property are reasonably safe.

 

Not all slip and fall cases that occur on a property will lead to liability. However, personal injury lawyers can help determine the exact nature of the legal duties of a property owner.

 

Personal injury cases also cover dog bites, defamation (libel and slander), assault, battery and other intentional torts.

 

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help?

 

Assess Claims

Personal injury lawyers handle numerous accident claims on a daily basis, and have the ability to assess a claim and help ensure maximum compensation. With their knowledge and expertise, they can inform potential clients of whether their claim is viable or not.

 

Better Handle Communications

Most of the time, your interests and that of a car insurance company may not align following a car accident. It becomes even more confusing when you have to make a claim against your own insurance company under your uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage.

 

Personal injury lawyers can expertly handle communications and negotiations with car insurance companies.

 

Experienced lawyers also have the ability to protect you against insurance adjusters in the event an adjustment was improperly assessed. An experienced personal injury lawyer can tell whether an offer is a trap or the fair offer for full value.

 

Recommend Medical Needs

Following an injury or accident, you may feel and think like you don’t need medical attention. It’s better to be safe than sorry in this instance as things don’t often show or develop immediately (take a concussion for example). A personal injury lawyer can help ensure you get the best medical treatment suited to your individual needs and are compensated for your injuries.

 

 

Most importantly, a personal injury lawyer can provide legal advice and estimate maximum settlement value. Shamon Law has the tools necessary to get you the peace of mind and compensation that you deserve following an accident.

 


Shamon Law is happy to provide the following legal services to San Diego 92108, and the surrounding San Diego areas: Wrongful Death, Motorcycle Accidents, Dog Bites, Bicycle Accidents, Slip & Fall Accidents, Wills, Trust and Estate Planning, as well as Auto Accidents and other legal fields. Call us today at 619-737-2727 and see if we can help you!

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