A Closer Look at the Role of a Personal Injury Law Firm

The legal system is made up of many different categories of law all of which serve their own distinct role. Understanding the role which each of these categories serves can help you to know precisely where to turn for the help you need if you find yourself facing legal challenges. Below we will take a closer look at the role that personal injury law firms play and the many different cases that they can handle on your behalf.

Car/Truck Accidents

Perhaps the most common type of case handled by a personal injury law office is a car or truck accident claim. If you are ever injured due to a car accident, the lawyers at these firms can help you to collect damages from the other driver or insurance company. These damages typically include compensation for things such as medical bills, damage to your vehicle or other personal property, loss of income, future medical costs, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. In most cases, personal injury law firms will handle this type of case on a contingency basis meaning that you only pay for their services if they can recover damages in your case.

Slip and Falls 

Both commercial and personal property owners are responsible for making sure their property is safe for visitors. This means eliminating slipping hazards such as snow and ice. If you slip and fall when visiting a private residence or a public place, you could be entitled to damages. A personal injury law firm will be able to assess the specific facts in your case, determine if you have a viable claim, and help you to collect any compensation which you may be entitled to.

Dog Bites

Just as property owners are responsible for the safety of their property, pet owners are responsible for the behavior of their pets. If you are bitten by a dog the pet owner will be responsible for covering any medical costs or other damages that you may incur as a result of this animal attack. A personal injury law firm can assist you in reaching a settlement or filing a lawsuit if necessary to collect these damages.

Wrongful Death

If a loved one dies as the result of negligence on the behalf of another individual, you and your family may be entitled to compensation as the result of a wrongful death lawsuit. The damages awarded in this type of personal injury case are designed to compensate you for the financial hardships and loss of companionship that result from losing a loved one before their time. For example, if your spouse provided the primary income in your home and died as the result of negligence, a wrongful death lawsuit can help to replace the income that was lost when your spouse passed.