Many people are familiar with the term personal injury, but few people understand how they might have actually encountered a personal injury case. On the other hand, some people might suspect that they are the victims of a personal injury case but don’t think it’s worth the hassle of pursuing the claim. But according to the National Safety Council, an American is accidentally injured every second and an American is accidentally killed every three minutes by a preventable event. There’s a good chance that you’ve been on the receiving end of a preventable accident, or you will be in the future. Even if the accident results in only minor injuries, it’s important to know the legal resources available to you.
What is Personal Injury?
According to the American Bar Association, personal injury law, also known as tort law, is “designed to protect you if you or your property is injured or harmed because of someone else’s act or failure to act. In a successful tort action, the one who caused the injury or harm compensates the one who suffered the losses.”
Common Examples of Personal Injury Cases
Car accidents are by far the most common example of personal injury cases. Under law, if you are injured by the actions or negligence of another driver, that driver is required to cover any medical expenses required to repair your injuries. Other common personal injury cases include accidents at a workplace, slip and fall injuries, medical malpractice, product liability or malfunction, home accidents, boating accidents, dog bites, and failure to provide adequate security.
How to Tell if You Qualify as a Personal Injury Victim
It might seem straightforward, but sometimes the way injuries happen or the context that they happen in make it difficult to know who exactly is at fault and if there was negligence involved. Remember that you have nothing to lose by calling a lawyer to discuss your options. Don’t risk missing out on the compensation you deserve. Know your rights and let us help you fight for them!
Steps You Can Take to Pursue Justice
It’s important to remember that when you’re involved in an accident, what you say can be used against you, even if you’re not at fault. Legal professionals always recommend that you only disclose basic personal information with the police or other people involved in an accident, and then contact a personal injury law firm immediately for advice on your next steps. Of course, depending on the severity or risk of your injury, it’s always suggested to visit a doctor or hospital as soon as possible.
Were you involved in a personal injury case in the Monroe, LA area? We’re here to help you get the compensation you’re entitled to! If you have any questions about your case, or simply want to take the next step towards making justice happen, don’t hesitate to let us know! Set up a free consultation or speak with our team by calling (318) 855-0285 to learn more, or contacting us online.
Campbell, House & Company
1815 Roselawn Ave
Monroe, LA 71201