Frequently Asked Legal Questions (FAQ's)
What Is Personal Injury?
Personal injury is any bodily or mental harm that befalls an individual as a result of another's harmful or negligent act.
Are There Examples of Personal Injury?
The kinds of injury one can incur are vast. To get a sense of the variety, browse the left hand navigation bar of this website.
When Should I Reach Out to a Personal Injry Attorney?
If you've been injured by the harmful acts or negligence of another person or company, you may be entitled to compensation. It can be difficult to know for sure if you have a case, so it is advised that you reach out to an attorney as soon as possible.
Most good attorneys will not charge you for a consultation, and if you use a service like "Best Personal Injury Laywers" you can rest assured that your case will be handled competently and fairly.
My Neighbor’s Dog Bit Me What Do I Do Now?
1. Seek immediate medical attention;
2. Report the dog bite to local law enforcement and animal control; and
3. Contact an attorney who specializes in dog bite injuries.
You need an experienced dog bite lawyer. It is he who will ascertain whether the dog has had its necessary shots. He will obtain reports from the local authorities and interview witnesses. He will be the one who will deal with the homeowner’s insurance company. Your attorney should take every step necessary to obtain fair compensation for your injuries.
I Was Driving For Work And I Was Hit By Another Car, Who Can I Make A Claim Against?
If you are injured in an accident during the course of your employment you have two possible sources of compensation for your injuries. The first is a worker’s compensation claim. Workers compensation claims can be incredibly complicated and the compensation you receive could vary from state to state. Therefore, it is very important to that you speak with an experienced worker's compensation lawyer before bringing a claim.
The second source of compensation would be from the other driver. An employee injured in the course of his/her employment may have the right to seek monetary compensation from a third party who was responsible for the injury.
If you are injured in the course of your employment, you need advice from an attorney who specializes in workers compensation and you need it now! You can’t afford to wait until your company denies your claim or says you are better and can return to work when you know you aren’t.
I Was Injured When I Slipped And Fell On Water In The Grocery Store, Do I Have A Case?
Property owners have a responsibility to maintain their premises so that visitors are not injured by dangerous conditions. In a slip and fall case, you generally have to show that the store had notice or knowledge that the water was there and they failed to clean it up in a reasonable amount of time. For example, if the water was from a freezer that had been leaking for days and the manager never had it fixed, then the store would most likely be held responsible. However, if rain water was being tracked into the store from outside and the manager put up signs indicating that the floor was wet, then liability is less likely.
If you find yourself in a situation where you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, you should always notify the manager of the store immediately and make sure they write a report. Don’t feel embarrassed. If you are hurting, call 911 and stay where you fell. Any attempt to get up could cause additional injury. When emergency personnel arrive point out what caused you to fall. Also ask them to make note of the situation that caused your injuries. It is very important to notify first responders of the floor's condition immediately because they could fall while attempting to assist you.
Each and every slip and fall case is different so you should always contact a lawyer as soon as possible after the accident so they can advise you of your rights.
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