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Why You Need The Services Of A Personal Injury Lawyer

20th September 2011
By David in Personal Injury
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Accidents are inevitable and will always happen. Motorists are always involved in collisions leaving the parties gravely injured. Accidents do not only happen on the road; they can take place anywhere. The best way to protect yourself in the event of an accident is to know what legal remedies are available for you. There are steps in order to seek compensation when an accident takes place leaving you severe injuries.

What qualifies as a personal injury?

The first and most important step is to seek medical treatment. Seeking medical treatment is a prerequisite to filing a personal injury claim. Depending on the nature of the accident leading to the injury; it is wise to inform the relevant authorities. It is wise to distinguish between accidents and severe injuries. For instance, if a stranger accidentally bumps into you and causing you to fall and scrape your knees; that does not qualify as an injury warranting you to call the police.

The injury should have been caused as a result of irresponsibility or neglect which results to grave injury on your part. Slip and fall incidents are common in most work places and could happen to anyone. In this case the party on charge of the premise where the slip and fall incident occurs is liable to pay damages the injured party. Claims can also be made under personal injuries in the event that you lose a loved one owing to another personís irresponsibility.

The role of the personal injury lawyer when making claims

Personal injury claims are initiated through a lawyer. The lawyer should be able to advice you accordingly in relation to your particular situation. The lawyer will draw up the necessary papers to file the claim following thorough investigations. The party being sued for compensation is given notice of the legal suit against them and allowed to respond to the matter outside court. The matter may be settled outside court and your lawyer will be in charge of negotiating the amount payable as compensation.

Compensation may be obtained through an insurance company if the party being sued holds a cover. The insurance cover will conduct their own investigations and after they are satisfied that the claim is justified they will issue out payments. Most parties being sued prefer to make settlements out of court because trials tend to be quite costly. The matter may go to court if the party being sued re-uses to accept blame or cannot cover the compensation.

Your attorney will likewise present your case before the court and argue on your behalf to get the damages you deserve. Damages in this case refer to compensation payments which you are entitled to should the court rule in your favor. The lawyer will then help you obtain damages after a ruling is made favoring you.

In the reverse; if you are the party being sued for causing harm to another party you will also need the services of a good lawyer. The lawyer will help you establish that the accident was not your fault; if you did not cause the event leading to injury.

The author of this article has expertise in personal injury. The articles on auto accident reveals the authorís knowledge on the same. The author has written many articles on slip and fall as well.

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