Monday, November 15, 2010

Personal Injury Lawyers


Personal injury lawyers provide legal representation services to people injured physically or psycholically due to an act of negligence by another party (person, company, government entity, or private business).  The practice of personal injury law simply involves one party getting hurt, physically or psychologically,  due to another party.

Within personal injury law, there are two main categories: cases arising from negligence and cases arising from an intentional act.


For example, an act of negligence can involve a business cleaning the floor with a wet mop and failing to put any warning signs to let people know to be careful because of a wet floor.  If a person falls, slips, and gets hurt, that person can sue the business for negligence with the help of a personal injury attorney.

An intentional act could involve somone walking up to someone and causing deliberate harm.  Because there was a motive for physical violence look to cause injury and harm, a personal injury lawyer can assist the plaintiff in court.

If you have been physically or psychologically (emotionally) injured, it's best that you consult with a personal injury lawyer to see if you have a basis for your case.  You should be able to get a free or low cost consultation to see if it's in your best interest to take the other part to court.

59 comments:

  1. are personal injury lawyers called ambulance chasers?

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  2. To what extent does a "slippery floor" sign or printing "caution, hot stuff is hot" on a cup mitigate liability.

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  3. I hope to never have to deal with this sort of thing.

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  4. I have't heard about a wet floor injury for a long time.

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  5. really gotta look out for those wet floor signs :D i've had a bit of a tumble even if i saw the wet floor sign :P

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  6. nah whatever, just gionna heal up :p

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  7. This is a branch that is much more elaborated in the US, I guess.

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  8. lol people can sue for anyhting including slipping on a wet floor

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  9. i still remember the story about the woman suing for $M over the hot coffee from mcdonalds..sad, really.

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  10. i constantly see personal injury lawyer commercials on tv, must be a prosperous business

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  11. good information here haha. nice post!

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  12. hope nobody slip and fall down there

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  13. injury lawyers are more established in the US i think - not so many cases here in europe...

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  14. Nice info, although I couldn't be a judge, hate when people are themselves negligent and try to make outlandish claims

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  15. Great post. waiting for more updates

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  16. What about a deliberate act of negligence, does that apply? Like if I fake that you didn't put out the sign and I slip and fall or something.

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  17. This is good advice to always keep in mind. Although this sometimes gets abused, there are many people that deserve claims from this!!

    Great post!

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  18. I'll keep this in mind should I get injured somewhere! Thanks for the info!

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  19. it's a shame that people take advantage of this, though, and set up situations where they can sue

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  20. I'll keep that on mind :D if I get an injury

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  21. really hope i never have to file a suit about something like this but def good info to know

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  22. I hope to never have to deal with this sort of thing.

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  23. excellent source of info, your blog

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  24. You can demand anyone for almost everything.

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  25. I don't know, this kind of lawsuit seems to be abused a lot.

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  26. When I was working in a Circle K (Corner Store) my assistant manager mopped the floor and didn't put that signal, that signal was only in the entrance. And there was a customer who fell lol, I lold, but that customer demanded that store, I wasn't noticed about that, but I hope that sir got good cash.

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  27. this is actually a really nice info to know !

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  28. ambulance chaser HAHAHAHA, good post, nice info bud!

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  29. That hammer in the pic is really frightening to me o_O

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  30. life plan:

    1. spill hot coffee on myself
    2. Sue
    3. PROFIT!

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  31. @ S - yea most people call them that.

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  32. What is the maximum length of time afterwords someone can sue for?

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