Personal injury law allows individuals who are injured due to the negligence of another person the chance to recoup financial compensation. The money recovered in a personal injury claim covers medical bills and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and punitive damages. Although the award amount is different in each personal injury case, you can rest assured that you’ll get the maximum amount allowed in your case when personal injury experts like the lawyers at Ankin Law Office LLC handle your claim.
Attorneys fight for their clients in court, bettering the odds they’ll win their personal injury case. When lawyers are there fighting against you, winning a case isn’t easy, especially if you’re without an attorney. Most people lack the legal expertise that a lawyer has and attempting to go to court without this specialty knowledge can hurt your case. Besides, it is scary to go up against lawyers, especially when you’re already injured and not yourself. Lawyers help clients who’ve been injured by many types of accidents. Some of the most common types of personal injury cases include:
· Car Accident: The car accident is the most common type of personal injury lawsuit filed in US Courts today. An accident occurs every five seconds in the U.S. Accidents occur often times because a driver didn’t follow the laws of the road or wasn’t driving carefully. Whether the driver broke the speed limits, ran a stop sign, or otherwise violate the laws, they’re liable for the aftermath of that action. This person is a careless driver who can be held responsible for your injuries.
· Dog Bites: Dog owners are responsible for their animals at all times. There are leash laws in place to keep dogs in place. Additionally, many breeds deemed vicious are not allowed in certain cities and/or towns. If it bites another person, the owner of the dog is held responsible for bites and injuries and the financial compensation for such actions. Talk to an attorney if you’ve been bitten by a dog.
· Medical Malpractice: Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare worker fails to provide competent care that leads to an injury, or worse, death. This is a personal type of injury to many people, as they trust their doctor and medical team to keep them healthy, not cause them harm. Medical malpractice cases can become complex very quickly. A competent lawyer is important to have by your side.
· Slip and Fall: A slip and fall accident is not always grounds for a personal injury claim but there are many occasions which it becomes such. It is a good idea to talk to an attorney to find out if your accident qualifies and to learn the best steps to take in the matter. If your accident qualifies for a lawsuit, you shouldn’t miss getting the money that is rightfully yours to claim.
Attorneys offer no cost consultations to injury victims to discuss the case and the best steps to take next in the matter. There is no obligation to hire the attorney after a consultation, though you’ll likely want to retain the attorney and start the case very soon afterwards since there are statutes of limitations in place. If you decide to file a lawsuit, you don’t need any money to start the case. The attorney works on a contingency basis and he recovers his money only when he wins your case. The money is deducted out of the total award amount. If you’ve been injured, it is worth speaking to an attorney. Fight for your rights if you’ve been injured!