Personal Injury Attorney
A personal injury attorney is someone who practices the body of law that addresses the compensation of individuals who have suffered injury, primarily bodily injury, for which others are liable. This is why you need an attorney experienced in this area of law. While it includes actions based on intentional acts, such as assault or battery, the majority of personal injury claims are based on negligence. One reason for this is that most liability insurance policies do not provide coverage for injuries resulting from intentional acts.* Generally, negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care to avoid causing injury to others. Negligence is the basis of most claims involving car accidents, wrongful death, and premises liability. Damages recoverable by a personal injury attorney in these types of actions include reimbursement for the cost of treatment the injuries suffered, lost income and pain and suffering.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Another reason you may need a Personal Injury Lawyer is for workers compensation, which deals with on-the-job injuries. Unlike other types of personal injury claims, workers compensation claims do not require a showing of negligence and are not subject defenses such as contributory negligence. Instead, to establish a workers compensation claim, an attorney must show that the person was injured in an accident that occurred while they were on the job. Damages recoverable by an attorney in workers compensation include the costs of medical treatment and wage compensation, but unlike negligence claims, do not include pain and suffering. Personal Injury Attorney Richard Peniston has almost 30 years experience obtaining optimal settlements for his clients.
Please call an attorney for a more detailed discussion of your personal injury case. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury for which another maybe liable, call attorney PenistonDeason. now at 704-373-0203 or Contact Us. The initial consultation with an attorney is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, an attorney will work on a contingent fee basis, which means the lawyer gets paid for services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don't delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed by a lawyer before the statute of limitations expires.