Personal Injury FAQs

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When most people think of a personal injury, they might think about physical injuries caused by accidents, like falls and car accidents. They may not consider that a personal injury can also include mental and emotional effects too. You may have a personal injury case if somebody else's negligence prompted you to become injured.

Not sure what to do next? These frequently asked questions can help you determine what steps you should take next.

What Counts as a Personal Injury?

There are many types of personal injuries. You might have been involved in a personal injury if you were in a car accident, fell after slipping on a spill, or were bitten by a dog. You can be the victim of an injury if you endured abuse at the hands of a nursing home or experienced side effects caused by faulty products. You could also face side effects caused by work-related incidents or even injuries caused by escalators or elevators.

What Compensation Can You Receive?

There are several types of compensation you may be eligible to receive based on your injuries. Personal injury attorneys can give you advice about your specific situation to ensure that you receive all the compensation you deserve. Compensation can cover medical expenses, lost wages, mental disability, physical disability, property damage, emotional suffering, and disfigurement.

In order to determine if your claim is valid, you need to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney who has seen cases like yours before. Somebody else may be liable for your injury, and you don't have to pay the steep costs on your own.

In the meantime, do not accept an offer from an insurance company, and do not sign anything given to you by an insurance company. This could negate your right to sue for damages, and the offer might not be fair. You should always make a meeting with a personal injury attorney first.

What Should You Bring to Your Meeting?

When you meet with your personal injury attorney, you need to gather some items. For example, you should provide police reports, video, and proof that you have injuries. These can be in the form of medical reports or bills. You should bring photos if you have them in addition to witness statements and contact information.

Your next step should be calling to schedule a consultation with an attorney. Personal injury attorneys can tell you if you have a strong case moving forward. 


28 January 2020