The Basics Of Personal Injury Law

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At Budge Law Firm, PLLC, we work on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases.  This means that we don’t get paid until there is a settlement or winning verdict.  In most cases, there are no out of pocket costs for you.  If you have been injured due to another’s negligence, please contact our office today.

Here is some basic information about Personal Injury Law:

Personal injury is the legal definition for an injury to the body, as opposed to an injury to another party’s property. Personal injury can also include emotional and mental injury. The term is often used in conjunction with a lawsuit accusing that the plaintiffs injury has been caused as a result of another person’s negligence.

Car accidents are the most common personal injury lawsuits, but are only one of many situations that can result in personal injury; product defectsslip-and-fall accidentsinjuries suffered while workingexposure to dangerous substancesmedical malpracticedog bites, and even libel are other personal injuries. These are but a few examples of situations that can cause you to suffer a loss for which you can seek financial recovery.

In regards to possible monetary losses, you will be allowed to receive your expenses back as a consequence of your accident. These expenses can include:

  • loss of personal effects
  • property damage
  • past and future loss of earnings
  • past and future treatment fees
  • medication costs
  • cost of home adaptation

It is vital to keep a detailed record of all financial loss or expense you have acquired as a result of the accident.

When working with another’s insurance company, it is always a good idea to hire an attorney to protect and stand up for your rights.

For full article, see The Basics Of Personal Injury Law.

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