If you've been injured as a result of someone else's neglect or carelessness, you may be wondering if there is something you can do legally to get compensated. You may have been asking yourself if you need an auto accident personal injury attorney to help you right the wrong that has been committed against you.
What is a personal injury lawyer?
Personal injury lawyers are also known as plaintiff lawyers or trial lawyers. They provide representation for persons like you who have sustained physical or psychological injuries due to another's neglect. They practice what is known as tort law, which focuses on cases of personal injury due to things like auto accidents, defamation, breach of contract and acts of defamation.
Tort law's main intention is to help recover and attain compensation that is fair for the wrong that has been done to you. Using the law to establish precedence, some personal injury lawyers also hope to discourage others from committing the same offenses that have been done to their clients.
Types of personal injury cases include auto or other vehicle accidents, injuries caused by animals, burn injuries, injuries caused by defective products, medical malpractice, construction accidents, nursing home abuse, slip and fall accidents and wrongful death.
What are the duties and tasks of a personal injury lawyer?
Personal injury lawyers handle personal injury cases from the beginning and see them through to the trial or settlement. Common tasks include investigating personal injury claims, interviewing potential clients to determine the validity of their claims, collecting evidence from the scene of the accident and other places, generating legal theories, doing research, drafting motions, interviewing witnesses and advocating at the trial. Personal injury lawyers often handle large loads of cases and may deal with heavy client demands.
Should you pick a specialized or general personal injury lawyer?
In some cases you may want to pick a personal injury lawyer that specializes in a niche that only applies to your type of case. For example, if you were injured in a car accident you may want to choose a lawyer that mainly takes on car accident injury cases. Lawyers that specialize in certain types of cases may be better suited to deal with complex situations in a particular case.
Nonetheless, a lawyer that takes on several different types of personal injury cases may be the best pick for you. It all depends on your situation, type of case and the representation that you are looking for. A good rapport with your lawyer is also important, so the decision to choose a lawyer is also a personal one.
Many personal injury lawyers are available for free telephone consultations. If you think you might have a personal injury claim due to an auto accident or some other accident, contact a personal injury attorney (such as one from Bare Law Firm) for more information.