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What is a personal injury?

A personal injury is any physical or psychological injury that you suffer because of someone else’s negligence or wrongful act.

What is a personal injury lawsuit?

The main reason for a personal injury lawsuit is to recover financial compensation for the losses suffered by an accident, including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.  In order to win, you MUST prove that the defendant is liable for your injuries.  You must show that they were negligent or at fault for the accident.  After liability has been set, the court will determine how much compensation you may receive in damages, if you don’t settle beforehand.

There are many different types of personal injuries that people can suffer.

Some of the most common include:

The type of personal injury lawsuit you file will depend on the specific facts of your case. For example, if you were injured in a car accident, you would file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver. If you were injured by a defective product, you may file a product liability claim against the manufacturer.

What Should You do After an Accident or Injury?

There are several important steps to take just in case you’re injured in an accident. Initially, make sure you’re safe and that all injuries are addressed promptly.

  • Seek medical attention. Even if your injuries seem minor, it’s important to get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. If your injuries are serious, emergency medical personnel may treat you at the accident scene or take you to the hospital for further evaluation. Do not refuse any Doctor’s help.
  • Take pictures and video. There is often no better evidence of how your accident happened than pictures and video. Get shots of the entire accident scene, your injuries and any vehicles or equipment involved.
  • Gather information. Get the names and contact information of any witnesses. If you are in a car accident, get the name and insurance information of the at-fault party. If you have a camera or smartphone, you can also take pictures of their driver’s license and insurance card.
  • Preserve evidence. Obtain medical records from your treatment immediately after the accident and ongoing care. Keep records of any insurance correspondence you receive as well.

Keep a personal injury journal. Sometimes the best evidence of your injuries and how they affect your life comes from your own words. Every day, write in your journal and describe your pain levels, the activities you could or could not do, and how your injuries affect your mental state.

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit:

If an accident is minor and your injuries require little medical care, you may not need to hire an attorney.  In minor accidents, insurance companies will be quick to offer a fair settlement to cover your expenses-just be sure ALL your expenses are covered. However, if the accident was serious or you don’t know WHAT TO DO, it’s always best to consult with an attorney who specializes in personal injury law, like us, GLG Law Group.  We are the specialist in this area along with others. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will know the ins and outs of the legal system and can help you file a lawsuit, negotiate a settlement and represent you in court if needed. Contact us if you or someone you love has been injured because of someone else’s negligence or intentional actions, contact us immediately for a free consultation at (877) 592-4600.