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Personal Injury 101

Personal Injury 101

Personal Injury 101

If you’ve sustained an injury, you probably have a lot to deal with and think about. Injuries can lead to missed work, lost wages and large medical bills. We want to make things as simple as possible for you, so we’re here to break down personal injury law. We’re diving into what it means to have good legal representation, what your options are and how you can get it.

What is Personal Injury Law?

Personal injury refers to when an accidental injury occurs and another party is at fault, meaning they were negligent or careless. The person or parties who are injured may be able to take legal action against those who harmed them. This is personal injury law.

What Does Personal Injury Law Cover?

There are a wide variety of things that personal injury covers. The most common are vehicular accidents. This includes automobiles, planes, motorcycles, trains, bikes, boats, buses and other moving vehicles. Other things commonly covered by personal injury law include:

  • Product Liability
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Abuse in a Care Facility

The best way to know if your case is covered under personal injury law is to speak with an attorney who specializes in personal injury.

What Does Personal Injury Law Not Cover?

There are a few things that people often think would be covered under personal injury but are not. These include:

  • Damage to an object or property
  • Injury sustained by pets
  • Damages made to a business or company
  • Injury that is intentionally inflicted

You’ve Been Injured… Now What?

If you are accidentally injured, by no fault of your own, you might be wondering what to do next. The first step is to seek medical attention. It’s important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible to ensure you are properly taken care of and so there is a paper trail of your injuries should you have a case. Next, you will want to document as much as possible and contact an attorney to help you through the process. We highly recommend you provide as much documentation as possible to your attorney. This could include photos, emails, voice messages or letters.

How Do I Get Adequate Legal Representation?

The best way to ensure you have adequate legal representation is to find an attorney who specializes in personal injury law. Not only will they know the ins and outs of the law, but they will also be able to help answer questions and ensure the best possible outcome. Having good legal representation will make the entire process run more smoothly, allowing you to focus on getting back to normal after your injury.

Why Should I Choose Mestayer & Associates?

For over 30 years, Mestayer & Associates has been helping clients in Mississippi win their cases. Our team of attorneys is highly knowledgeable and trained to help you get the best outcome imaginable. We hope you never find yourself in a sticky situation, but if you do we are ready to help. Our team is here to talk to you about where you stand and the steps to move forward with your case, life and most importantly, your health.

No representation is made that the quality of legal services performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

This article does not create an attorney-client relationship. I am licensed to practice law in Mississippi and have based the information presented on US laws. This article is legal information and is for entertainment and informational purposes only and should not be seen as legal advice. You should consult with an attorney before you rely on this information. Any information provided in this blog is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge, but that there may be omissions, errors or mistakes.

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