“DON’T HESITATE TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE”
(May 9, 2019) — How do you know if you’re on your own or if you can get compensated for your injury with a personal injury lawsuit? Start with these scenarios.
Every year, millions of Americans suffer unintentional injuries.
If you’re one of these people, you probably know that the consequences of suffering a personal injury can be far-reaching. In addition to causing you lots of physical trauma, an injury can render you disabled, unable to work and earn an income.
There’s some positive news, though.
If the injury you suffered wasn’t of your own making, you could file a lawsuit and get compensation from the party that’s at fault.
Continue reading to learn about the various instances when you may be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit.
You’ve Been Injured on the Job
In 2017 alone, there were about 2.8 million nonfatal injuries in private workplaces in the United States.
If you’ve been injured on the job, you could be out of work for several weeks or even months, depending on the severity of your injuries. You should file a worker’s compensation claim to get your employer or their insurance company to compensate you for any loss of income, treatment costs, and other related expenses.
Beyond worker’s comp, there are also instances when you might need to file a personal injury lawsuit. For instance, if the workplace injury was caused by a defective product, nothing stops you from suing the product’s manufacturer.
Bear in mind, though, that you’ll need to have an experienced law firm, such as The Cagle Law Firm, on your side. It’s never an easy task suing a product manufacturer, especially a large one.
You’ve Been in a Car Accident
Getting into a car accident is the last thing on your mind when you hit the road.
However, if the unfortunate happens and you get into an accident, you could sustain minor or major injuries. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you might be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit.
If another driver was at fault for the accident, for instance, you can sue their insurance provider for compensation. If the driver doesn’t have enough insurance to cater for your losses, you can also sue them individually.
You’ve Been Injured on Another Person/Business’ Premises
Let’s say you are out shopping in a mall. Suddenly you step on a slippery floor, which sets you on a slide that results in a broken arm.
If you’re not well-versed with the law, you could easily gather yourself and hobble away thinking you fell because you weren’t careful enough. But if you’re informed, you’ll know that the owners of the premises have a legal right to warn customers of any slippery floors. If there was no such sign, sue them for your injury.
Did you know intimate partner violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime in the U.S.?
Domestic violence causes both physical and emotional pain. If you’re a victim, don’t suffer in silence. You can file a personal injury lawsuit and ensure the person responsible for your suffering faces the full force of the law.
File a Personal Injury Lawsuit and Get the Justice
An injury can cause you untold suffering and negatively affect the quality of your life. While there’s little you can do (besides seeking treatment) for self-inflicted injuries, there’s a lot you can do when the injury is because of the negligence of another person.
We’ve fleshed out the various instances when you’re eligible to file for a personal injury lawsuit. If any of these happened to you, don’t hesitate to seek legal advice.
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Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.