Posted on:Apr 18, 2022

When an Accident Becomes a Personal Injury Case

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Personal injury lawyers wear many hats. They are professionals with attuned legal knowledge that help people through a difficult time. But what does a personal injury lawyer do anyway? And what differentiates just an unlucky accident from a personal injury event that warrants legal action? Here we have aimed to answer these questions.

What makes an accident categorized under personal injury law is when an individual, facility, or other entity that was at least partially responsible for what happened. Examples of accidents that fall under the umbrella of personal injury lawsuits include:

  • Car accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Slip and fall
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bike accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Product liability
  • Train accidents

A lawyer is often present for some of the worst days of people’s lives. They can offer reliable advice and use legal strategy for their client’s benefit. They know how to get victims the monetary compensation needed so they can recover to the fullest extent possible. Financial restitution helps pay for things like medical care, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and more. 

Most personal injury cases can be settled through negotiation, however, if need be, your lawyer can represent you and prepare you for court. Many people are nervous to go to court alone, so your lawyer can be someone to depend on to take the lead. Your lawyer can also do a run through with you so you know what to expect and the kinds of questions that will be asked of you. 

Finding a lawyer with specific knowledge in personal injury law is paramount.

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