Personal Injury Lawyer?
Before you can make a decision as to whether or not you should hire a personal injury lawyer, you first have to know what a personal injury case is.
Most people think that a personal injury claim is a car or motor vehicle accident claim. If you’re in an automobile accident and you weren’t at fault, you probably have a personal injury claim. You need a personal injury attorney to handle any claim, either physical or emotional, which was
caused by the negligence of another.
If there was no negligence, then there is no case. There must be negligence, whether intentional or unintentional, on the part of another, for a claim to be valid.
In other words, if you spilled water on your kitchen floor and then slipped and fell, you would probably not have a case against your landlord. But, if the landlord didn’t fix the plumbing under your sink and there was water on the floor you may have a case. There are other variables that could come into play and you would to talk to a good personal injury lawyer to determine your rights.
Personal injury is not just car accidents. It can be slips and falls or workplace accidents (this might be under workers compensation or disability). It might be injuries caused by a storm or power outage, airplane, bus and train crashes, construction accidents, fires, food poisoning, drug or vitamin overdoses, animal bites, getting beat up, robbed or otherwise injured inside or outside of a business, medical malpractice and even malpractice by an attorney.
You might think there is no negligence, but you might be surprised how often there actually has been fault.