Find Personal Injury Lawyer

Find Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury Law

Personal injury is an intentionally broad category of injury. There are many ways that you can suffer an injury that targets you directly. Many smaller practice areas can be separated out from personal injury but the ultimate point of personal injury lawsuits is simple: if you are hurt by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions, then that person should pay you for the damage that they cause to you. If you think you have suffered a personal injury, the best way to begin your personal injury lawsuit is with an experienced personal injury attorney.

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Textbook Pain and Suffering

Personal injury lawsuits cover a massive swath of topics but the common theme is that the person who injured you owed you a duty of care and failed in that duty. In the interest of demonstrating what a personal injury lawsuit may look like for you, some common examples of personal injury lawsuits have been showcased below:

Animal Attacks

Though you cannot sue an animal for injuring you if that animal is the property of a person, then it is considered a domestic animal, and the owner is considered to be responsible for it. Animal attacks usually operate on the concept of strict liability: the animal could attack someone, so the necessary precautions should be taken to make sure that the animal does not attack anyone. That could be as simple as fencing in the property or training the animal not to attack, or as extreme as keeping it caged or muzzled.

Automobile Accidents

An entire subtype of personal injury in and of itself, automobile accidents can be easier for you to prove that the other individual was negligent because anyone driving on the road has an implied duty to everyone else on or near the road.

Intentional Torts

Intentional torts is the name given to the subclass of personal injuries that were intentionally inflicted. Whether you are suing because of a prank gone wrong, or because you were the victim of an actual crime, intentional torts exist for victims to get some financial compensation for the damage that the perpetrator did to them on purpose.

Medical Malpractice

Another field that has grown into a separate practice area, medical malpractice cases are based on the duty that all medical professionals owe their patients. If your doctor or other medical professional injured you, misdiagnosed you or failed to properly treat you, you may have a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Premise Liability

Premise liability is the duty that a private property owner owes you when you visit them. This could be a restaurant that fails to warn you about a wet floor, a zoo that fails to properly keep its animals a safe distance from you, or any situation in which the individual did not act to prevent any reasonable danger that may hurt you.

Product Liability

Any time a product is put into the stream of commerce, it must be sent with all necessary warnings printed clearly on the packaging or on accompanying instructions. If a product has some hidden defect or side effect that injures or negatively impacts you, you may have a product liability case.

Workplace Accidents

When you are hired by an employer, they are responsible for your health and safety while you work under them. This could require safety equipment like helmets and reflective vests, keeping a clean workspace free of falling debris or flammable materials, or ensuring that the tools you use are not unreasonably dangerous or damaged. If you get injured as the result of a failure of your workplace to provide a reasonably safe environment, you may have a workplace accident lawsuit.

In all cases, these injuries could prevent you from working, permanently damage your body, and, in the most extreme cases, kill you.

Helping You Seek Justice

If you have been injured due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional conduct of another person or group, you need an experienced personal injury attorney. A personal injury can not only fight for your cause in court, they can identify what potential liabilities existed that you were not protected from as well as the extent of the physical, psychological, and emotional damages you suffered as a result.

If you want to get the best possible result from your case, you’ll need the best personal injury attorney you can find. And to find the best attorney for your case, you need Attorney at Law.
At AAL we have a nationwide network of experienced attorneys and law firms with the knowledge and resources to secure the best possible outcome for your case. Additionally, all of the firms AAL partners with work on a contingency basis. That means that you don’t have to pay for anything during the trial and if they don’t win your case, they get nothing.

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Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is personal injury law?

Personal injury law is a subset of civil law that focuses on damages to your body, reputation, or emotions. This is in contrast to civil wrongs like property damage. There are three types of wrongs that can be claimed in a personal injury case: intentional wrongs, negligence, and strict liability.

Under the intentional wrong standard, you allege that you were purposely harmed by the defendant. This is the civil version of a criminal charge like assault but may also include defamation or other nonphysical harm claims. By contrast, negligence alleges that the defendant did not act as a reasonable person would have and as a result, you were harmed. A common example of negligence would be a lawsuit after you slipped on a wet floor and broke your hip because there was not a “wet floor” sign. Finally, there are strict liability harms. Strict liability does not take the mental state of the defendant into account because it does not matter. For example, if a manufacturer created a faulty product that injured you, that would be a strict liability charge.

2. When should I hire a personal injury lawyer?

In general, when you feel that you have suffered a bodily, emotional, or reputational injury you should look for a personal injury attorney to advocate for you. If you are in a situation where liability seems unclear, you should hire an attorney to ensure that you are not unfairly assigned liability for the incident. Finally, you may want to hire a personal injury attorney in the event that you are dealing with an insurance company that will not pay out a fair amount to you.

3. How are personal injury lawyers paid?

Most personal injury attorneys are paid using a payment structure known as contingency. Contingency is a very pro-client payment format in which a law firm takes no up-front payment or retainer fee. Instead, attorneys working on contingency take their payment from the settlement or verdict amount. 

This means that the law firm will absorb any costs associated with the case such as fees for hiring expert witnesses, filing costs, and any ongoing costs for the litigation. In exchange, the law firm will take between 15% and 50% of the verdict amount. While this may seem high, the client will never have to pay their attorney out of their own pocket. Additionally, if they do not win, then the attorney has essentially worked for free.

4. How long do personal injury cases take to settle?

There is no exact answer as to how long a personal injury law case can take to settle. In some cases it can be a matter of months if both sides are willing to negotiate. However, if one side is not willing to settle, the case will likely drag out for months and go to trial.

While the case is going to trial it can be settled at any time. However, even if you are awarded a verdict for your injuries, the opposition can still appeal the decision. If the appellate court decides to hear the case, you could be looking at a timeline measured in years as opposed to months. Many less scrupulous individuals may attempt to get you to throw in the towel by stretching the case out as long as possible.

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