Getting injured means loss of wages, mobility and – in certain unfortunate situations – loss of life. While we cannot stop the actions of others, we can certainly litigate against those individuals or companies that make our lives nearly impossible to cope with. That litigation, my friends, starts with understanding the injury definition, due process and expected outcomes of litigation by personal injury attorneys.
We explore injuries and various facets of law.
What Defines a ‘Personal Injury’?
A personal injury could be a physical disease, injury or illness or a psychological illness or injury and examples of personal injuries include accidents at work, psychological illness caused by stress at work, injuries caused through traffic accidents.
Injuries caused by faulty goods or services, a trip or fall, psychological illness suffered as a result of abuse, an injury caused by errors in hospital treatments, a physical or psychological injury sustained during the course of a crime or a psychological illness caused by harassment or discrimination in the work place.
Common Injury Culprits
While pointing the fingers isn’t going to settle your case any quicker, there are common niche drivers and employers where attorneys find themselves battling with executives the most: many which involve trucking and construction companies.
Truck crashes are a common problem in the United States. Unfortunately, as more and more companies choose to ship their goods through the use of automotive cargo trucks, the risk for accidents continues to risk. While there are a number of causes for trucker accidents include faulty brakes, distracted driving, and the use of intoxicants.
Of course, personal injury isn't segregated to vehicular incidents. Many nursing home abuse cases lead not only to potential prosecution and criminal charges, but personal injury suits can and usually will ensue. In fact, nursing home abuse is growing in lawsuit settlement court cases around the country.
Attorneys Will Know Real from Fake
Many personal injury lawyers find themselves presented with a whole range of new stories every day, and they will of course, do their best to help their clients get through their claim with ease and receive the compensation that they deserve. However, every so often, claims come up that, although creative in their approach, are simply bizarre.
Never attempt to fool, foil or scam an attorney in serious personal injury cases. Experienced and well-versed with court jargon, you’ll not only lose the respect of the one trying to assist you, but criminal charges could be pursued if you’re trying to ‘pull one over’ on the courts, insurance companies or your attorney.
Equality is a right that all of us should enjoy, no matter the color of our skin or our race is. However, there are elements of society that disregard the equality that the United States and other nations are pushing for. One of those equalities is our right to seek compensatory recourse for accidents that aren’t of one’s own volition.
Even being extorted and harassed is not a pleasant situation to be in, and is considered a ‘personal injury’ of sorts. You would have to deal with annoying phone calls from people you barely know who discuss to you stuff that you never even committed in the first place. Attorneys can sift through the scams, scoundrels and shady people to get the monetary damages you deserve for your pain, suffering and personal tragedy.