A personal injury lawyer represents individuals who have been injured as a result of the negligence of another party. The party at fault may be another person, business, or government agency. Personal injury claims often involved road accidents, professional malpractice, accidents from slips and falls, defective products, and workplace accidents.
Based on your recollection of the events, your lawyer will assess whether you have a good chance of claiming compensation against the person or entity that caused your injury.
Injuries caused by road accidents
If a car hits you and you are left with serious injuries and a ton of medical bills, you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney. If the driver was in fact at fault, he or she could be held liable for your medical expenses and loss of income.
Medical malpractice suits
If a wrong diagnosis resulted in serious illness or injury, you could contact a lawyer to assess your case. Medical malpractice charges are not only limited to doctors but nurses, therapists, other medical personnel as well.
Slips and falls
Remember when someone sued McDonald’s for third-degree burns from a piping-hot cup of coffee? Maybe you won’t slip and fall inside a big-named restaurant but you could still claim compensation from a business entity for your pain and suffering.
Harmful and defective products
Injured customers recently sued Samsung for its defective batteries that burst into flames. If you have been badly injured due to a product that is defective or does not perform as advertised, you could contact a personal injury lawyer to represent you in filing charges against the manufacturer.