A personal injury happens when another person or company harms a person. Negligence, a disregard for the safety of others, and careless acts typically cause injury. The five most common personal injury cases include car accidents, medical malpractice, faulty products or devices, slip and fall accidents, and wrongful death.
As a real-life example, if you choose to drink and drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol, you cause another person’s death. As a result, this is considered wrongful death and an example of a careless act.
Not only will you face jail time for a drunk driving offense, but you could also be sued by the family of the person you wrongfully killed to cover medical expenses, funeral costs, and more.
How Does a Personal Injury Claim Work?
Depending on the lawsuit and the complexities involved, personal injury cases average six to 18 months. Some cases can take years. A personal injury case due to a car accident will look much different than a medical malpractice lawsuit, as there are more variables, and the fault is more difficult to prove.
When you file a personal injury claim, the process typically includes the following steps:
- Determine the person or company responsible for the injury
- Gather evidence
- Interview any witnesses, if applicable
- Arrange medical treatment and rehabilitation
- Review recovery
- Negotiate compensation
- Reach a settlement
One of the primary benefits of working with an attorney at the onset of injury is avoiding pressured settlements from your insurance company. Speak with one of our attorneys to discuss the value of your injury claim.
Is a Personal Injury Lawsuit Worth It?
Suppose an accident, faulty product, or unnecessary surgery has compromised your ability to live, function, and work. In that case, you should consider the benefits of hiring a personal injury attorney to get compensation and damages for your suffering. Personal injuries impact your health and lifestyle and can hinder your ability to work and make money.
Additionally, personal injuries are expensive. Often it would help if you had immediate medical attention and long-term treatment or rehabilitation to heal and recover properly. Considering all of this, including the unexpected medical debt, it’s worth talking to an experienced attorney.
Through a quick review of your case, our attorneys can determine if your issue has viability. We will help you get results—call our office for an initial consultation today: (702) 935-4144.
Should I File a Lawsuit?
Minor car accidents can cost a person between $200 and $1,000. When a car accident causes bodily injury, medical bills, property damage (in some cases), and lost wages are to consider. In most cases, your medical insurance will likely run out, and you’ll have to pay the out-of-pocket expenses.
If you have difficulty paying your bills due to medical debt or can’t find sustainable work because of your injuries, contact our law firm to see how we can help. We can help you recover damages and compensation related to:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional damage
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of quality of life
Act now and speak with one of our attorneys to discuss your personal injury lawsuit: (702) 935-4144.