Why You Should Hire A Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you should contact a personal injury law attorney. These attorney’s specialize in law involving injury to your body, emotion and mind. Wrongful death cases can also be handled by a Houston personal injury attorney. The most common personal injury cases are:

* Injuries caused by animals
* car accidents
* death or injury from medications or recalled products
* slips and falls
* injuries from the use of chemicals or explosives
* injuries to reputation by defamation of character

A personal injury law attorney will focus on injuries that have been caused by other individuals. A defendant is an individual who fails to meet their legal duty of care to the other individual resulting in injury. If you are the plaintiff, you must prove in court:

* the defendant had a duty to care for you
* the defendant failed to meet that duty
* you suffered injuries or damages as a result

There are some cases where strict liability applies instead of negligence. In a strict liability case, a defendant is responsible no matter how careful they were if they harm the plaintiff. Once you and your attorney have proven the defendant to be negligent, a judge or jury will determine the amount of money you will be compensated. This dollar amount can include pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills. Most personal injury cases don’t go to trial. They are usually resolved through arbitration or mediation, where you and your attorney can come to an agreement with the defendant yourselves. If you do go to trial the judge or jury will calculate the amount of money or damages that you should receive from each defendant. If you or someone else have been injured in an accident, get the compensation you deserve by hiring a personal injury attorney.