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What Is Personal Injury Law?

Personal Injury Law is an area of law that provides compensation for victims emotionally or physically injured as a result of an accident. A person who suffers harm or injury may be entitled to some kind of compensation.

Personal injury lawsuits may cause a business to change their practices in order to prevent future injuries. In the past, personal injury lawsuits have been the reason behind a number of safety improvements in many different industries.

Common Types Of Personal Injuries

While no two personal injury cases are the same, there are a few types of injuries that tend to occur more often than others:

  • Trucking accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Slip and Fall accidents
  • Work-related accidents
  • Medical malpractice – when a medical professional causes you additional harm beyond the health reasons that you’re there.
  • Product liability – injury from a faulty product
  • Fatal accidents

How Do You Know If You Have A Potential Personal Injury Case?

You may have a potential injury case if someone around you acted negligently and caused you harm. A negligent act is when someone does something that a reasonable person would not do. However, a negligent act alone does not mean that you have a personal injury case. You must prove that an injury was caused because of this negligent act.

In short, to have a good personal injury case. you must be ready to prove that the other party was negligent and that you suffered injuries that your doctor will say are due to the negligent act.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, call and set up a consultation with the McMinn Law Firm today.