29 Apr 2013
If you have suffered any type of accident or injury due to the negligence of another entity (person and/ or institution/ company) you may be eligible to get compensation to the pain you suffered. Your personal injury claim would cover among others the following:
- Medical bills incurred for the injury, both past and future
- Pain, mental agony and physical suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
It is important that you contact a reputed personal injury attorney or firm because almost always the personal injury lawsuits are complex and time taking and require experience as much as expertise to get the maximum possible compensation for your injury. For example, personal injury lawyers would know and advise you to file your claim as soon as possible because there is a statute of limitations which varies from state to state, that imposes a limit on the eligibility of the lawsuit based on the time lapsed from the accident.
Establishing The Negligence And/ Or Malpractice Factors
The accident could be in any field – not particularly an auto accident – and your personal injury lawyer would advise on the merit of your case. It is always advisable to engage the service of specialized personal injury attorneys. For example, if you are involved in a car accident you should preferably consult a reputed car accident lawyer who would do a better job for you than a regular personal injury lawyer. Among the many types of personal injury cases are:
- Trucking accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace injuries
- Auto accidents
While each personal injury case is special the jury would normally look at accusation and would decide on the amount of compensation depending upon the degree of suffering the victim experienced as a result of the accident.
The Importance Of Citing Past Cases
Very often personal injury attorneys use the examples of past cases to help the jury decide a better compensation package for the victim. When citing past successful personal injury claims that have been awarded in the past your attorney would be able to prove to the jury that ‘it has been done before; it can be done again’.
In most cases, the jury remains undecided about the amount that they should recommend as compensation. Sometimes, they include punitive charges that would discourage others to commit the same mistake; sometimes, they just decide the amount based on the citations that the personal injury lawyer presents before them.