Personal injury attorneys typically take on cases that involve what is known in the legal community as tort law. The problem is, this is a term that not everyone outside the legal community understands. Consequently, many people find that they have a very limited understanding of exactly what type of cases a personal injury attorney can help with. If you have been wondering whether or not an injury lawyer may be able to help settle your case, taking a moment to review the information below can help you to better understand the type of cases these attorneys handle so that you can better determine whether or not they will be able to assist your case.
Auto accident cases are the most common type of cases handled by personal injury lawyers. Thanks to advertisements that frequently center around this particular type of case, auto claims are the service that people tend to think of when thinking of the services of an injury lawyer.
Workers' Compensation Claims
Injuries that either occur on the job or as a result of performing your job duties also fall under the umbrella of tort law and are therefore handled by personal injury attorneys. In these cases, an attorney can assist you with either filing an initial claim for workers' compensation benefits or in appealing an unfavorable decision regarding a claim that you already filed.
Property Liability Claims
Property owners have certain responsibilities under the law. Among these responsibilities is the need to reasonably maintain their property in a way that minimizes the risk of injury to visitors. For example, a commercial property owner will be required to deal with issues of snow and ice removal during the winter months in order to limit the chances that someone visiting their property will become injured as the result of a slip and fall. If a property owner fails to live up to this responsibility, the injured party can seek damages under tort law with the help of an injury attorney.
Product Liability Claims
Just as a property owner has the legal responsibility to ensure the safety of their property, manufacturers and retailers have the legal responsibility to ensure the products they provide for sale are reasonably safe to use as long as they are used as intended. When a product fails to live up to this standard, any consumers who were injured as the result of using this product can seek compensation for their injuries. While personal injury lawyers will sometimes pursue these cases on an individual basis, they may also choose to try and form a class-action lawsuit against the offending company if a large group of consumers was ultimately injured as a result of the company's negligence.
After you are involved in a serious car accident, you might feel confused about what to do next. In order to feel like yourself again, you might be tempted to try to go about your daily activities, only to come across loads of challenges. In addition to focusing on your own recovery, you might also be left wondering what to do about medical bills, pushy insurance adjusters, and annoying family members. However, the right lawyer can help you to find your way. My name is Dan, and I know firsthand how difficult it can be to recover from a bad injury. Read my website to learn how proper legal representation can simplify your journey.