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Personal Injury

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Personal Injury Legal Services

We a help people who have been injured in auto accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents, or who have suffered other injuries caused by the negligence of others.

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What a Personal Injury Lawyer Does

Personal injury law is an area of the law that deals with recovering damages after a person has been injured as a result of careless or reckless behavior. A personal injury lawsuit is a legal action filed in civil court.

The two things that this type of lawsuit hinge on are as follows:

Liability

Legal responsibility for the injuries caused by one’s actions is known as liability. To prove that someone else was responsible for the injuries you sustained as a result of their actions involves establishing the following elements:

1) The at-fault party owed you a duty of care. This duty depends on the type of accident you were involved in. For example, a wrong-way driver in a car accident owes a duty of care to other drivers to drive their vehicle safely and legally.

2) There was a breach in the duty of care. The breach refers to the actions that the at-fault party took that were contrary to his or her duty of care. In the previously stated accident example above, the breach would be wrong-way driving.

3) This breach resulted in the accident, which caused your injury and subsequent expenses and impacts on your life.

Expenses

To be compensated for your damages, you must be able to prove what they are. There are two main types of damages suffered in accidents—economic damages, and non-economic.

Economic damages refer to out-of-pocket expenses experienced as a result of the accident and resultant injury, such as medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, and property damage. Non-economic damages refer to the impact that the injury has on the claimant’s life, such as physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, permanent disability, and the loss of the enjoyment of life.

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