Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

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If you or your loved one has been in an auto accident, then hiring an accident and injury lawyer will help you negotiate with the other drivers involved and help determine the party liable for the damages caused.

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Why to consult a Personal Injury Lawyer There are a number of different types of personal injury claims that can be brought against an individual or entity. However the more common ones include road traffic accidents tripping accidents assault claims accidents at work accidents at home product defect accidents holiday accidents for example when you are on holiday on a cruise ship. In a formal lawsuit a Personal Injury case is typically initiated when a private individual the ‘plaintiff’ files a civil complaint against another person or legal entity the ‘defendant’ with the help of an accident and injury lawyer. In such cases the plaintiff alleges that the defendant acted in a negligent careless or irresponsible manner in connection with an accident or injury that caused harm or injury to the plaintiff. This entire procedure encapsulates ‘filing a lawsuit seeking damages and compensation’. However in reality most disputes are resolved informally through early settlements by the use of arbitration techniques. Discussions regarding fair settlement typically involve the plaintiff and defendant and their respective attorneys and insurers. Settlement figures are usually arrived at by conducting negotiations between the two parties and resolved by the payment of such moneys. Subsequently both sides are required to enter into a written agreement in which both parties forgo any further legal action in the future such as filing a lawsuit. Plaintiffs are required to file a lawsuit within a stipulated amount of time called a ‘statute of limitations’. The time period provided to plaintiffs dictated by the statute of limitations usually begins when the plaintiff suffers harm or discovers the injury. As a result it is absolutely vital for you as a plaintiff to get in touch with anattorney for accidentsas soon as possible after the accident.

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Automobile accidents are a common occurrence and people need to understand exactly what needs to be done soon after one has been in an automobile accident if they wish to protect their legal rights to seek damages and compensation assuming the other party is found at fault. The laws governing automobile accident cases are a combination of traffic and personal injury law. If you or your loved one has been in an auto accident then hiring an accident and injury lawyer will help you negotiate with the other drivers involved and help determine the party liable for the damages caused. The courts will then evaluate all the information at hand such as police reports photographic evidence and other material evidence along with local traffic laws to determine which party is legally at fault and liable to pay for the damages. The side that is held liable is then required to compensate the other party for medical and/or property expenses as well as other harm caused in terms of lost wages emotional distress along with pain and suffering. But in case of Auto Accidents calculating the actual compensation proves to be far more difficult hence you need go in for a consultation with a professional personal injury lawyer. If you are in South Florida area Mark Schiffrin P. A is a firm that can help you. This firm has more than 30 years of practice. They offer services in Broward Miami Dade and Palm Beach Counties. You can visit www.schiffrinpa.com or give them a call on 954-866-7722 for more information.