If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, you may explore hiring an attorney to help you with a potential lawsuit. Many times, the accident is the fault of someone else’s negligence, and the injured party can sue for damages. It helps to have an experienced personal injury attorney assist you with your claim.
A party is considered negligent when he or she fails to act with reasonable care, and someone suffers an injury; usually, that negligent party is liable for the damages caused. The idea behind awarding damages is to make the injured party “whole,” and the only means our justice system has come up with to make that happen is with money.
Monetary payments can include compensation for pain and suffering, disfigurement and scarring, loss of use of body parts, lost income, and past, present, and future medical bills stemming from the accident.
Not only can a personal injury attorney help you submit a thorough claim for damages and commence your lawsuit, he or she can also negotiate the best terms for a settlement on your behalf and ensure you receive the benefits you deserve. Should your case go to trial, he or she can represent you in front of a judge and/or jury.