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If you find yourself wondering what a personal injury attorney does, you are not alone. If you’ve been injured in an accident, you might also wonder if you have a personal injury case. The law is so specific, and there are so many details involved in any personal injury case that it’s often the wisest decision to consult with an attorney who specializes in personal injury cases. An attorney can answer your questions, help you understand what’s going to happen if you file a lawsuit, and they can help you determine if you have a case. Here’s a little bit about what you need to know about personal injury cases.

What is Personal Injury?

This is a term that’s used casually in many situations, but it does have a specific meaning. Understanding that meaning can help you figure out what to do next. There is no one type of injury that falls into the category of personal injury.

Car accidents
– Motorcycle accidents
Bicycle accidents
Pedestrian accidents
Slip and fall accidents
– Dog bite accidents
– Intentional acts
– Defective products
– Defamation

There are more, but this is a general overview of what a personal injury claim might entail. Every personal injury claim, however, must involve some sort of injury. An injury can be physical, financial, or even emotional. In addition to an injury, you must also be able to prove there was negligence involved in the accident.

What is Negligence?

Negligence occurs when someone knowingly acts in a way that causes someone else harm. For example, a person who gets in the car to drive home after a night of drinking knows that it’s illegal to drive after drinking. It’s illegal because it’s unsafe, and they are knowingly putting everyone on the road in exceptional danger. Anyone who is aware that their decision could cause harm is breaching their duty to care. The duty to care is the duty to make decisions that are safe. If someone does something they know is not all that safe, they are breaching their duty to care.

Your attorney must be able to prove the at-fault party was negligent. It must also be proven that you were not aware of the risks. For example, if you decide to get into the car with a friend who has been drinking in front of you all night long, you know you’re getting in the car with a drunk driver. This is a decision you made, so him causing an accident is not entirely his fault. Yes, he was negligent and breached his duty to care, but you were also negligent in that you knew there was a greater risk involved.

What Are Damages?

If you can prove that there was an injury and there was an injury caused by negligence, you can discuss compensation with your attorney. Compensation in a personal injury case is referred to as damages. Damages are not limited to certain things, but many people have to find the right type of damages to ask for when they are filing a personal injury claim.

– Funeral expenses
– Medical bills
– Lost wages
– Diminished earning capacity
– Loss of consortium
– Future medical expenses
– Pain and suffering

You cannot just ask for any and all of these. You have to prove you have medical bills to pay that resulted from the injuries you sustained in the accident. If your case is a defamation case, you have to prove that the injuries caused to you by someone’s words caused pain and suffering. For example, your business suffered because someone spread rumors that your business was laundering money for human traffickers. If your business lost a lot of money because of this rumor spread by a competitor, you are certainly within your rights to ask for lost wages and pain and suffering.

The point is that your attorney will help you with this. Your attorney will walk you through your personal injury case one step at a time to help you decide what decisions you must make. They will help you decide what is important, what is not important, and what you should ask for in terms of damages. They can help you negotiate settlements, and they can help you gather evidence.

You aren’t required to hire an attorney when you file a personal injury claim, but it’s helpful. Your attorney’s knowledge in the legal field increases your chances of winning your case. Your lack of legal knowledge could hinder you, or it could inadvertently cause you to lose your personal injury claim by default.

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