What do you do if you believe you have a
personal injury claim against another person or corporation? A few
personal injury claims are caused by the intentional acts of others.
involve issues of assault and/or battery. While the criminal courts are
often involved in these actions, there is a civil claim for money damages
that may be made against a person who intentionally injures another.
Most personal injury claims, however, deal with negligence. Negligence is
defined as a failure to use reasonable care. In other words, doing
something a reasonably careful person would not do, or failing to do
something a reasonably careful person would do. One party can only be
liable for another partyís personal injury if that person was at fault
and that fault was the cause of the other personís injury. Most personal
injury claims involve automobile accidents, bus, plane, or train
accidents. Premises liability cases may include slip and falls,
building defects, failure to provide adequate security or the like.
If you have a claim that you believe requires the use of an attorney, you
should contact The Neighbors Law Firm
early. You should not give statements or make comments to a representative of the other party without legal advice.
Often times, the total extent of an injury cannot be determined for some
length of time. This is particularly true with injuries to children,
injuries that cause emotional problems, and injuries that aggravate
pre-existing conditions. In the final analysis, the amount of money that
you receive to compensate you for your personal injuries generally is
dependent on the extent of your injuries.
Different benefits for a claim for personal injury are dependent upon the type of accident and
the type of insurance coverage held by the different parties. If you are
represented by an attorney, it is important for you to bring to that
attorney all of your insurance policies including automobile, health, and
disability. Caution should be used in resolving these claims early.
In a personal injury claim, a person may bring a claim for their
out-of-pocket medical expenses, wages lost because of being disabled,
their ability to earn wages in the future, pain and suffering,
disfigurement, disability and inability to lead the same life one led
before the incident. A claim can also be made for the death of an
individual by that person's estate.
Most attorneys handle personal injury cases
based on a contingency fee, which means the lawyer takes as a fee a
percentage of the recovery.
If you believe you have suffered injuries
as the result of someone else's negligence, you should contact The Neighbors Law
as soon as possible by calling 1-888-466-7762 or by clicking the link below to have your claim evaluated.
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