Personal injury occurs where you have suffered some form of injury, either physical or psychological, as the result of an accident. Most personal injuries fall under the category of a tort.
Personal injuries occur when an individual sustains physical harm as a result of the willful or negligent behavior of another. The law holds irresponsible people and entities accountable for their actions, allowing injured victims to recover damages that resulted from the accident. Victims are generally able to receive compensation for things like:
- Medical/Doctor bills
- Prescription drug expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of potential future income
- Rehabilitation costs
- Pain and suffering
While personal injury victims may be legally entitled to recover costs associated with their injury, getting that money can be a long and arduous process – especially if you are unaware of the law and your rights as a victim. Additionally, people that are not aware of how much their claim is really worth may be inclined to accept a low offer from an insurance company. An experienced personal injury lawyer can not only help you understand your rights, but help you fight for the money you need and deserve.
A lot of people worry about the cost of hiring a compensation lawyer and if they can afford the fees of the attorney, plus the cost of their injury. Most personal injury attorneys are paid on a contingency fee basis. That means they don’t get paid unless you get paid. With a contingency fee, attorneys take an agreed upon percentage of the money they recover for you.