Count on an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
Even minor accidents can turn your life upside down. From the moment of the accident to the seemingly endless amount of doctor and therapy appoints, recovery could take weeks or even months and cost thousands of dollars or more. This time can result in lost time at work, and some people who suffer more serious injuries may not ever fully recover. If these injuries and losses occur due to the negligence of another individual, the injured person may be entitled to collect damages and compensation.
At The Bellinger Law Office, we have the skill and experience needed to successfully represent people who have been injured due to the fault of another person. Together we can fight to get you the compensation that you deserve.
Personal Injuries and the Law
Most injuries that happen due to the negligence of another person are accidents. However, that does not mean that the person who caused the accident is not responsible. The law has specific actions regarding these situations. Examples of such accidents may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Accidents due to poor building or property maintenance
In most of these situations, the at-fault person likely did not intend to cause any harm, but because an injury did occur, and the at-fault person failed to take the proper precautions to protect that person from being injured, he or she may be found negligent. Negligence claims are successful only in situations in which the negligent party had a duty, or responsibility, to protect the person who was injured.
Determining Duty in Personal Injury Accidents
Maintenance people, drivers of automobiles, and business owners are all people who have a duty to protect other people. When they breach this duty, and the protected person suffers injuries, the injured individual can seek compensation.
Some injuries may be the result of an intentional act, and in these cases, the act may also be considered a criminal act. In either situation, the injured person may still be able to file a civil personal injury lawsuit because civil and criminal courts are separate entities.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
Any time there have been injuries incurred due to an intentional act or accident, there is a statute of limitations, or time limit, for filing a personal injury claim. In certain states it only allows the injured person two years to file such a claim, making it imperative that you speak to an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Most people do not expect to leave their house and get injured before they return home. However, that can be a sad reality for many. When this happens, people may face expensive medical costs, long-term rehabilitation expenses, lost wages due to missed work, or even permanent disability.
At The Bellinger Law Office, you’ll work with an experienced personal injury attorney who understands the toll an accident can take on your life. We will handle the paperwork and deal with the insurance companies so that you can focus on your recovery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.