Personal Injury Law Guide

A personal injury lawsuit can be brought when a person is injured because of the negligence of another party. This may happen because of accidents such as a car accident, medical malpractice, slip and fall, or another situation. Liability must be proven before the victim receives compensation for the damages he suffered. Usually, these cases are filed with a personal injury lawyer and can be quite complex. In our comprehensive guide to personal injury law, learn how to file a claim, what compensation you may be entitled to and when you should hire a lawyer.

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  • ContentWhat Is Personal Injury Law?

    Personal injury law refers to the legal remedies and defenses involved in civil lawsuits brought as a result of wrongful conduct. In fact, the word "tort" comes from a Latin term meaning twist, wrong, or harm. In contrast to criminal law, a tort action does not involve the government prosecuting the wrongdoer. Rather, these cases involve a private plaintiff seeking compensation (usually money) for the harm caused by the defendant's actions.

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  • ContentCommon Types of Personal Injury Claims

    It is important to understand when you may have a successful personal injury claim. Personal injury claims may arise from a variety of different types of accident, including hit and runs and assault and battery. Learn more about what may lead to a successful personal injury claim.

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  • ContentCalculating Damages in a Personal Injury Case

    The damages which can be claimed from a personal injury case are often dependent on many different factors such as the type of injury, who is responsible, and if the insurance of the company or person paying. There are different equations to calculate the amount of damages that should be received from a personal injury case.

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  • ContentPersonal Injury Case Court Process

    Although personal injury cases vary greatly, most of the proceedings are similar from each claim filed. A personal injury case progresses in laid out steps from beginning to end. In this comprehensive guide, learn more about the stages of a personal injury lawsuit and how they may vary.

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  • ContentWhat to Avoid in a Personal Injury Case

    When pursuing a personal injury case, there are many mistakes made that can lose victims thousands in damages. Legal technicalities may occur during the trial process, or legal teams may scour social media accounts to find any proof of fraud.

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  • ContentPersonal Injury Claims for Mental Health Injuries

    Personal injury claims often involve multiple types of damages sought by the victim. This could include pain and suffering, both in physical illness and mental illness. Damages could be sought for treatment associated with trauma, mental illness, and similar issues.

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  • ContentSlip and Fall Claims

    Not all slip and fall lead to a legal claim. Knowing whether a particular set of circumstances gives rise to a slip and fall claim requires the analysis of an experienced personal injury lawyer who is familiar with laws concerning premises liability.

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  • ContentDealing with Insurance Companies During a Personal Injury Case

    After an accident, the victim usually must deal with an insurance agency that tries to gather all the facts surrounding the incident. This insurance agent will determine how much compensation should be given and attempt to avoid litigation.

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  • ContentWhen Can You Sue for Asbestos Exposure?

    Exposure to asbestos at home, school, or a workplace is a common problem for many. It can be difficult to hold an employer or school responsible for the exposure because symptoms usually don’t develop until years later. However, sometimes the materials and substances which contain dangerous fiber may be found within the walls or materials in buildings. When should this trigger a lawsuit?

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  • ContentHow to Prove a Mesothelioma Claim

    Asbestos exposure has been proven to be deadly to individuals who live or work around the material. A person seeking a mesothelioma claim will usually seek a claim with a trust which has been set up for these issues, or they may sue a specific company which was responsible. Lawsuits vary depending on many factors, such as the statute of limitations on mesothelioma cases. Learn more in this comprehensive guide.

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  • ContentHow Can a Lawyer Help with A Personal Injury Case?

    Personal injury cases where litigation is necessary usually requires hiring a personal injury lawyer. Personal injury lawyers can help prove negligence with accidents and can help to ensure all rights are protected. Discover how a lawyer can help you with your case.

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