If you have been hurt in a car accident, on the job, or due to a dangerous product, you may be thinking about filing a personal injury claim. Before you take that step, it is important to do some research and educate yourself about the process.
Personal injury refers to situations where a person suffers an injury – or death – due to another party’s negligence or recklessness. Personal injury doesn’t just apply to physical injuries; personal injury can also include pain and suffering and other types of emotional trauma. Medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses and lost wages can make recovering from these injuries very expensive. Personal injury law allows the injured person to file a lawsuit for financial compensation.
Common personal injury cases include:
- Vehicle Accidents – collisions with cars, motorcycles, or semi trucks
- Product Liability Cases – injury as a result of defective or recalled products
- Premises Liability – injuries caused by dangerous property conditions
- Emotional Distress – distressed or harm resulting from libel, slander, or defamation of character, from breach of certain kinds of warranties, or outrageous conduct.
The personal injury case is set into motion once the plaintiff (i.e., the injured party) sues the person or organization that caused his/her injuries. In some cases, the plaintiff may have to sue the insurance company or companies involved. It’s not uncommon for insurance companies to try and settle a claim by offering an unfairly low amount of compensation. When this happens, it’s in the best interest of the plaintiff to hire a lawyer and fight for a fair settlement.
If you or a loved one has been hurt because of someone’s negligence or recklessness, The Cochran Firm – Dothan is ready to help. Our team of dedicated, and thoughtful attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call our office, at (334) 673-1555, today.