If you have suffered an injury as a direct result of a third party's negligence or intentionally reckless behavior, then you may want to consider filing a personal injury claim. Doing so can prove to be an arduous process if you attempt it alone, which is just one of the many reasons you should seek the assistance of a personal injury lawyer. If you are unsure whether your situation justifies legal representation, read on to discover just a few of the situations that do.
Slip and Fall
Personal injuries are not just those caused deliberately by another party. They also include cases in which a party has failed to maintain adequately safe conditions on a property that has public access. For example, a store owner may be aware that their business experiences significant foot traffic, and also that the walkway in front of the store frequently ices over in the winter. If the store owner then ignores the hazard that the ice on their property poses, a person who suffers an injury after slipping and falling on the ice is likely to have a legitimate claim to damages. If you have recently found yourself in a similar situation — often referred to as a "slip and fall" case — there is no reason to hesitate in calling a personal injury lawyer.
One of the most serious kinds of personal injury cases involves medical cases. If a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional acted (or failed to act) in such a way that it led to a substandard level of treatment, a patient that has suffered an injury as a direct result of that substandard treatment may be justified in pursuing a medical malpractice suit. Because the nature of the allegations is very difficult to prove, it is always in your best interest to obtain the services of a personal injury lawyer if you have found yourself the victim of medical malpractice.
Sometimes the cause of injury can be traced to a product instead of a person. Examples include products that are defective, products that contain inadequate (or missing) safety warnings, and products that malfunction in a way that exposes the user to harm. If you have recently purchased a product and have been hurt due to one of these oversights, then it is worthwhile to contact a personal injury lawyer who can get you compensation for your injuries.