If you’ve suffered an injury to your body or your mind and you weren’t to blame, then you should speak to a personal injury lawyer. You’re probably familiar with phrases such as No Win, No Fee, compensation, liability and others but unless you’ve been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, it’s unlikely that you’re familiar with the severity of personal injury cases. Click here to find out more about the Pintas and Mullins law firm.
So, what do you need to know about personal injury cases? And what does a personal injury lawyer actually do? Read on to find out more.
What is the role of a personal injury lawyer?
Simply put, personal injury lawyers are there for victims of accidents to get their lives back on track. They do this by trying to obtain compensation and damages from the other side. A personal injury case will hopefully discourage the incident from happening again. They’ll also be there for victims trying to navigate their insurance companies and discuss with them the legalities of their case.
What are the losses that victims claim for?
The losses that can be claimed vary from case to case, and no two cases are the same. However, the most common losses in personal injury include:
- Loss of earnings (inability to work due to injuries)
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and other mental concerns
- Legal costs
- Medical bills (both current and future medical expenses)
- Loss of enjoyment/companionship
What types of personal injury cases are there?
If you’ve received an injury to your body or your mental state as a result of a negligible act, then it’s likely you’re looking at a personal injury case. The most common case types you’ll find are:
- Car accidents
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice (including birthing injuries)
- Construction accidents
- Accidents at work
- Injuries caused by defective products
- Nursing home abuse
- Slip and fall accidents
- Wrongful death
What does the lawyer do during the case?
The lawyer has many roles during the case. They’ll usually complete a full investigation into the accident. Which includes interviewing witnesses, developing theories and piecing together the scene of the accident. Private investigators are often used here.
They’ll also be able to liaise with medical teams and if they believe your injuries need more treatment or examination then they may be able to recommend a specialist medical professional.