Accidents are prone to happen even if you are the most careful person on this planet who thoroughly calculates their every move. It may not always be your fault but, sometimes these accidents can escalate to something very serious which can cause a lot of damage. In such situations, you need a personal injury lawyer.
What is a Personal Injury Lawyer?
A lawyer who helps with cases that involve mental or physical injury as a result of a mistake of another is known as a personal injury lawyer. It is pertinent to mention that the injury must be caused due to the negligence of another party which may be an individual, company, the government or any other legal entity.
These personal injury lawyers mainly practice in tort law as opposed to criminal cases. Personal injury cases usually involve road accidents, slip and hurt or slip and fall cases. Professional malpractice and negligence, traffic collisions, workplace injuries, and defective products also come within the ambit of personal injury cases.
Typically, the term ‘trial lawyer’ is used for a personal injury lawyer despite the fact the other types of lawyers appear in trials as well, and most personal injury cases are resolved outside of court.
A personal injury lawyer must have a law degree and must qualify to practice within the jurisdiction of the state. In some states of America, a personal injury lawyer has to appear and pass a written exam regarding the ethics of a lawyer.
Usually, a personal injury lawyer will ask the client a few questions that will help him in determining the relevant facts of the case, the possible defendants and the legal claims which can be taken to court for the redressal of grievance.
Why do you need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Not all personal injury cases require a lawyer, for instance, in minor roadside accidents the parties decide a fair compensation within themselves and sort out the entire dispute. However, in cases where the damage is not minor, and the parties fail to determine fair compensation, it is better to contact a personal injury lawyer.
A personal injury lawyer will guide you about your rights and cover all the points where you are entitled compensation. For instance, usually a person would miss out on something minor thinking he does not have the right to get compensated but, with a personal injury lawyer, you can quickly recover every single penny that you deserve.
Having a personal injury lawyer in such cases helps you receive fair compensation quickly and effectively. It increases the chances of actually receiving the compensation.
Lakota R. Denton is a highly qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer who has been running his own firm since 2013 in Asheville, NC. Throughout his practice as a personal injury attorney, Lakota Denton has been awarded with various prestigious awards and titles, such as the Avvo clients choice award, Top 40 lawyers under 40 and the op 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyer. For more information, visit Lakota R. Denton to discuss your case and get a quote from him.