Personal injuries can occur at any given moment, anywhere. In some cases, you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit, so it’s important to know what a personal injury lawsuit is and whether your case applies.
Some of the most common personal injuries include car, motorcycle and boat accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, birth defects and wrongful death. Work injuries are typically covered by worker’s compensation; however, it often occurs that your compensation doesn’t cover all of your medical expenses - or isn’t approved at all - and in that case you may need to seek legal action.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, over 31 million injuries occur to people in the U.S. each year that require attention from a doctor - a staggering statistic that reveals why personal injury litigations are so prevalent.
Sometimes something as simple as a slip-and-fall, or the use of a defective product, can result in personal injuries such as neck and back pain ??" which is the number one reason for missed work - or brain injury, which can have a serious impact on your future.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident, it’s important to begin collecting evidence as soon as possible after the initial shock and recovery from the incident. You’ll want to contact an experienced injury lawyer who will walk you through the necessary steps and tell you how much your claim might be worth.
State laws on personal injury vary. Depending on where you live, you may have one, two or more years after your accident to file a personal injury claim. You may also be entitled to monetary compensation if a person or organization is partially or totally to blame for your injuries.
The most important thing you can do after an accident is consult a professional personal injury attorney who can inform you on the laws in your state and on the compensation you may be entitled to.