Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer | Legal Advice
Personal injury is a broad category of civil law that encompasses all cases where one party suffers injury because of another’s negligence or wrongdoing. In most cases, personal injury involves actual bodily harm but it can include several types of damages. When a person suffers a personal injury, they may be eligible to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for their losses and suffering.
Because the area of personal injury is so broad, there are many types of personal injury cases. Examples of personal injury include, but are not limited to, car accidents, train wrecks, plane crashes, medical malpractice, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, defective drugs, product liability, premise liability, and more. Individuals, small companies, large companies, government entities, and other organizations can be held responsible for another party’s personal injury.
When you suffer a personal injury, it is likely that insurance will be involved in the process of seeking damages for your losses. While insurance companies exist to protect you in the event of an accident or loss, they do not always look out for your best interest. In fact, in many situations, an insurance company will look for ways to compensate you the lowest amount possible. If this seems to be the case in your personal injury situation, you may greatly benefit by contacting a qualified personal injury attorney.
In cases of serious personal injury, having the help of a professional personal injury attorney is the only way to ensure your legal interests are protected. A qualified legal expert can evaluate your case to ensure no detail is overlooked when determining liability in your case. A qualified lawyer can help you seek reparations for medical expenses, loss of income, loss of earning potential, other out-of-pocket losses, disability, pain and suffering or emotional damages, loss of consortium or damages for loss of companionship, and more.
According to a U.S. Justice Department report released in August 2005, the number of personal injury cases decided by a trial in federal courts has declined by almost 80 percent since 1985. Most suits are now settled outside of court. For a victim of personal injury, an attorney with both trial and negotiation experience should be preferred.
If you or someone you love has suffered a personal injury, please contact one of our experienced personal injury attorneys at Dennis A. Lopez & Associates to set up a free case evaluation.