When someone is in a car accident or injured, they’re often anxious and overwhelmed. Apart from their mental and physical struggles, they often worry about their families, finances, and whether or not they will keep their jobs. This is where personal injury lawyers come in; they help manage the accident bodily injury claim on behalf of the injured party and reduce the stress they’re dealing with.
A personal injury attorney can help their clients get financial compensation if they were involved in an accident due to the negligence of another party. The compensation received is typically meant to cover medical costs, suffering from mental and physical pain, lost wages, etc.
Typically, a personal injury lawyer will try and negotiate with the negligent party on behalf of their client, and if they can’t reach an agreement, they can present the case in court. Apart from accident case law, personal injury attorneys also specialize in other areas, such as defective products, medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, and workplace accidents.
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding personal injury attorneys. For that reason, we’ve come up with this review to help debunk those myths. The review will highlight some things people might not know about personal injury attorneys.
The video starts with Attorney Aaron Watson, with Watson Firm, saying that he will be explaining who personal injury lawyers are and what they do.
He then defines personal injury as an injury to your person or body which isn’t your fault. In such cases, you hire a personal injury attorney.
In the next part of the video, Attorney Aaron Watson starts to explain the two main types of cases they deal with; negligence cases and intentional tort cases.
He described a negligence case as one where you get hurt due to someone else’s fault, but they didn’t intend to do it; they were just careless, or in more professional terms, “negligent.” Attorney Aaron Watson went ahead to give the example of a dog bite as a result of a dog owner who did not manage to control their dog.
Next, he described intentional tort cases as those that involve deliberate actions meant to cause harm to your person; this includes someone punching you or intentionally hitting your car from behind.
Attorney Aaron Watson then further explains that a personal injury attorney is a civil lawyer, which is much different from a criminal lawyer. Civil lawyers primarily address money damages to ensure you get compensated for what you’ve been through. In addition to investigating assets, they also investigate the facts, damages and injuries to prove the validity of your case.
He finishes by saying that according to the law, if you get permanently injured, you are entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering damages and lost wages.