One of the largest fields of law is personal injury law. There are literally of different ways that a personal injury suit can be brought by a plaintiff and a personal injury attorney. Any number of scenarios can cause an injury or death and result in the right to seek compensation. You can seek compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, recovery for medical bills, a loss of companionship, and other related impacts. Some of those instances where a personal injury suit might be appropriate are:

  • Bicycle accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Trip and falls
  • Construction site accidents
  • Premises liability suits
  • Dog and animal bites or attacks
  • Drownings
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Food poisoning accidents
  • Sports and recreation accidents
  • Injuries from fires
  • Accidental poisonings
  • Nursing home and elder abuse cases
  • Product liability accidents

Proving a Case Involves Proving Negligence

While each of these types of personal injury cases is distinctly different in their facts, all share the common burden of proof revolving around the concept of negligence. To win a case, it must be shown that a defendant had a duty not to be reckless, that the reckless or negligent act directly caused a plaintiff to suffer an injury, and that the injury resulted in some form of loss.

Finding the Right Personal Injury Attorney

Because the field of personal injury law is so large, you may be a bit intimidated when searching for the right attorney. For starters, you should try and hone in on attorneys who have experience that most closely matches the type of case you have. This means if you’ve been in a construction accident, find an attorney with expertise in construction accidents. The same holds true for dog, bites, boating accidents, nursing home cases and so forth. You will also want to retain an attorney who has demonstrated skills in negotiated settlements, saving you the time and costs associated with a trial. Ideally, the attorney you choose should also be familiar with the local court system where your case will be heard, giving you an added advantage as the case progresses.

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I had been arrested for driving while under suspension for DUI, which carries a mandatory minimum 30 days in jail. In spite of the objections from the prosecutor, Attorney Shalvoy was able to convince the Judge to waive the jail term and only imposed a fine.

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