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Personal Injury FAQs

April 19, 2009 @ 03:05 AM -- by unknown
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Personal injury lawsuits can be complex cases and are best handled by experienced personal injury lawyers. To help inform you about personal injury law, we have collected some answers to the most frequently asked questions about personal injury lawsuits. Keep in mind that these answers do not take the place of legal advice, and you should consult your lawyer about your individual case.

What is considered personal injury?

A personal injury is an injury caused by the negligent acts of another party. The injury doesn't just have to be physical in nature; it can also deal with financial or psychological injury or injury to a person's character through slander or libel. Many personal injury lawsuits stem from car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, or products that are defective.

Do I have a personal injury case?

If you have been injured due to another's negligent act, you may have a personal injury case. Seek counsel from an experienced personal injury lawyer to determine the best course of action to pursue to ensure your legal rights are protected.

How quickly do I need to file a personal injury lawsuit?

Every state has a different deadline within which you can file a personal injury lawsuit. Speak with your lawyer as soon as possible after the injury to avoid any unexpected delays.

What do I need to prove to win a personal injury lawsuit?

In order to win your personal injury lawsuit, you must prove that the other party acted irresponsibly and their negligence directly resulted in your injury.

Will I be compensated for my personal injuries?

There is no set compensation for personal injury cases. The sum is dependent upon the extent of damages and may include compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering (physical and emotional), loss of income, and other losses related to the claim.