Unfortunately, people are injured in accidents every day on America’s roadways. If you’ve been injured in an accident you may quickly become overwhelmed with the situation. Dealing with insurance companies, doctors, medical facilities, bills, etc. can make anyone’s head spin, especially if you are seriously injured.
All states have personal injury laws that cover various types of injury accidents and are designed to help victims of negligence resulting in injury. Personal injury laws are complex and trying to navigate them on your own is typically not advisable. This is why most states recommend that you contact an experienced personal injury accident lawyer to help you after an injury accident.
Personal injury lawyers are educated in the relevant laws and understand how they can help you based on the specifics of your accident. They will be able to determine if you are entitled to compensation after suffering injuries in an accident. It is important to keep in mind that not all accidents entitle victims to compensation. Most personal injury lawyers offer free initial consultations where they can let you know if you have a case for compensation.
Injury lawyers typically work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they do not bill you for any services unless they recover a settlement on your behalf. This is an import fact to keep in mind, because negotiating a personal injury case to a settlement can cost thousands of dollars and months if not years to complete.
Common types of accidents that can result in personal injury lawsuits include auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and slip and fall accidents. Unfortunately, alcohol plays a frequent role in motor vehicle accidents. Individuals driving under the influence (DUI) is often cited as the cause of serious motor vehicle accidents. Most states have enacted strict penalties for drinking and driving, but irresponsible people continue to get behind the wheel while intoxicated, putting not only their lives in danger but also other innocent individuals.