Apr 11

What is Personal Injury Law?

Posted on April 11, 2012 — by Tom Foley III

Personal injury law is a law that covers your mind, body and, emotions in case of an accident. An example of this would be if you slip on water in the grocery store and break your arm. This law not only covers your broken arm, it covers the humiliation you felt from such a horrific fall in front of other people.

When such an accident occurs it can be extremely difficult to set a dollar amount on the accident as there are many factors to be considered. Some of the factors that play a role on the settlement in a personal injury case are doctor bills, lost time from work, ongoing medical costs, and pain and suffering.

Once an accident like this has occurred, it is important to find the right attorney for your claim. You may want to hire him, or perhaps just seek his or her advice in the matter. When looking for an attorney it is very important that you find one that has experience in personal injury and also one that has been successful in negotiating cases as well as winning the case. Find one you feel comfortable with, and one that you can share your case goals with long before it goes to court. This could make the difference in winning a substantial settlement and just settling for basic costs associated with your accident.

A standard fee for accidents such as a car accident is one third of the settlement. Be sure to receive a written contract from the attorney you chose up front. Fees can vary and they should be discussed ahead of time so there are no surprises once your case is settled. Fees can often be negotiated so be sure to ask for the best fee possible for you. In this case, it is ok to ask for a better fee, one that will allow the attorney to make money but also allow you to pay your bills and receive money for your pain and suffering.

For more information on wrongful death lawsuits, medical malpractice lawsuits, and product liability lawsuits, we encourage you to speak to our personal injury attorneys in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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