If you or a loved one has been injured, you might have heard the term personal injury law thrown around and you may have been told you need to look for a personal injury attorney, but what does that really mean, and how are they going to help you?
Personal injury law, otherwise known as “tort” law, allows someone who has been injured to file a civil lawsuit in an attempt to remedy the situation financially. The idea is that because you suffered losses by being injured you have the right to be “made whole” again by the responsible party.
Personal injury attorneys are professionally trained lawyers who specialize in personal injury law and will be able to help you during any legal proceedings. They will know what you could potentially be eligible for, what your rights are, and how to get you the best outcome possible.
There are a wide variety of situations in which personal injury law comes into play. One of the most common is accidents. Mostly we think of this meaning motor vehicle accidents, but this also includes accidents like slipping and falling. Often when an accident occurs, one party is injured because of either a mistake or negligence by another party. The accident was not purposeful, there was no intended harm and it could have been avoided.
Another situation where personal injury law could come into play is an intentional act that causes injury or loss. For example, if someone purposefully does something to hurt you or cause you to suffer a loss, then they could be held liable in a personal injury lawsuit. A few other examples of things that fall under personal injury law are negligence, wrongful death, workplace injuries, defective products and defamation.
Essentially, any situation where someone suffers loss or sustains an injury that is not their fault could potentially fall under personal injury law. Not sure if your case does? Call a personal injury law attorney to find out.
Regardless of what injury or loss you’ve sustained, it can be very stressful and confusing trying to figure out what happens next. Likely you will have expensive medical bills to pay, you might miss work and you might even need follow-up medical attention like surgery or physical therapy.
The knowledgeable professionals at Mestayer Law Firm are here to answer your questions, figure out if you have a personal injury lawsuit and help you get things sorted out with the best outcome possible.
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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.