What You Should Know About Personal Injury Law

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Many people shy away from personal injury law – thinking it is simply too complicated to comprehend. The fact is, however, that, if you are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you will need to turn to personal injury law (and an experienced personal injury law attorney) in order to have a chance of obtaining just compensation that covers your damages in their entirety and that allows you to reach your fullest recovery.

Personal Injury Law Is About Far More Than Just Car Accidents

Many people equate personal injury law with car accidents, but the truth is that it extends to many kinds of negligence-based claims, including all of the following:

  • All kinds of traffic accidents, including car, truck, RV, rideshare, motorcycle, bike, and pedestrian

  • Wrongful death claims

  • Medical malpractice

  • Dog bites

  • Product liability

  • Premises liability, including slip and falls

  • Other kinds of injuries caused by the negligence of another

The Insurance Company Is Not on Your Team

If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you will need to deal with the at-fault party’s insurance company. While it is true that the insurance company is paid to compensate you fairly, the company itself has a higher purpose in mind, which is generating profits. Working closely with an experienced personal injury attorney can help ensure that you do not fall prey to the insurance company’s less-than-forthright tactics.

Your Case Is Not Likely to Go to Court

Many people fear that their personal injury claim will go to court, and they dread both the expense and the stress involved. The fact is, however, that the vast majority of these cases are settled out of court. Your skilled personal injury attorney will negotiate for settlement terms that support your rights. Only if the insurance company is completely unwilling to proceed in good faith will your attorney advise you to move forward toward court. Finally, it is important to note that your attorney bears the financial burden involved – and he or she does not get paid until after you settle or receive a court award.

Seeking Medical Attention Is Good for Your Health and Your Case

If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you owe it to your ongoing health to seek the medical attention that you need, but you also owe it to your personal injury claim (which can ultimately help ensure that you can reach your most complete physical, financial, and emotional recovery). The medical records that flow from your medical care will serve as evidence of the severity of the damages you have suffered and the costs you have incurred. Finally, seeking medical attention can help showcase that you take your injuries just as seriously as the insurance company involved should take them.

Do Not Wait to Consult With an Experienced Killeen Personal Injury Attorney

Brett Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Killeen, Texas, is a practiced personal injury attorney who is fully committed to skillfully advocating for your case’s most beneficial resolution. To learn more about how we can help you, please do not wait to contact us at 254-501-4040 today.

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