Not all cases need a lawyer, but some matters do. These include crime or felony charges, receiving documents related to any type of lawsuit, a major change in familial status (adoption, birth, death, or divorce), a change in financial status (losing valuable personal property or filing for bankruptcy), and sustaining personal injuries due to the negligence of others.
Personal injuries, whether minor or major, short- or long-term, will affect the quality of your life. Thus, becoming a victim of such incidents gives you all the right to sue and have a personal injury attorney as your aid. Bernripka.com explores the matter further below.
Personal injury as the law defines it
While personal injury cases depend from state to state, they all share several similarities. For instance, as the law defines it, personal injury is any type of bodily, mental, or emotional injury.
There are many different types of personal injury claims, but the most common include injuries sustained after a road traffic accident; workplace accidents; slip, trip, and fall accidents; household or cruise ship accidents; assault; injuries due to product defects, and holiday accidents.
Personal injury law also covers accidents that occur in both medical and dental settings. The most common include medical negligence as well as conditions categorized as industrial diseases. Industrial diseases include emphysema, silicosis, pneumoconiosis, asthma, chronic obstructive airway disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis, and peritoneal mesothelioma, asbestosis, occupational stress and deafness, and repetitive strain injury, among many others.
Although it still depends on the severity of your injuries, as well as the intent or negligence of the party at fault, you can gain entitlement to monetary compensation through a judgment or settlement.
No matter what caused your injury, as long as someone else is responsible for it, you can sue them, especially if your injuries have life-long effects.