Have you been injured as a result of a car accident? A premises liability accident, such as a “trip and fall” or “slip and fall?” A defective product? Have you or a loved one received substandard care from a doctor, a hospital, or some other health care provider which resulted in injury or death? Legal cases resulting from these sorts of injuries are examples of Personal Injury Law, or Negligence Law.
Personal injury cases can arise for any number of reasons. Did the other driver cut you off, or rear end your vehicle? Did the owner of the supermarket fail to warn about the recently waxed floor? Was there a broken or damaged handrail or stair which caused or contributed you to your fall? What’s important to determine is whether someone (an individual, a business, a governmental entity, etc.) is legally responsible for causing the injuries you sustained and the resulting damages. In other words, was somebody negligent, and did that negligence cause you harm?
If you have been injured, and you think that somebody else is responsible for causing your injuries, you should speak to a personal injury lawyer for an evaluation of the facts of your case. Of course, if your injuries are only slight and not significant, as a practical matter it may be difficult to pursue a case. If you are in doubt as to whether your injuries are sufficiently severe, you should seek the opinion of a qualified attorney.
What else should you do if you think you may have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence? First, seek appropriate medical attention. See a doctor, or go to the emergency room if necessary. This is very important. Your health matters first and foremost, but it is also important to have medical documentation of your injuries in the event that you do pursue a legal case.
For a free evaluation of your potential personal injury case, call The Law Firm of Martin P. Weniz. Call us toll free for a free consultation. 1-866-441-4446. We handle negligence cases of all sorts, including wrongful death, auto accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability cases, spinal injury cases, etc. All our cases are taken on a contingency basis, and we don’t get paid unless we successfully resolve your case, whether by settlement or trial. We give you the personal attention you deserve for your personal injury case.