If You Have Been Injured, You May Want to Speak with a Personal Injury Attorney

by | Jul 8, 2014 | Lawyers and Law Firms

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When you’ve been injured, the expenses from your injuries can add up quickly. You’re going to need to cover short and long term medical care, lost wages, and possibly other bills. If the injury was the result of negligence of another person or business, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. To find out if you are entitled to compensation, you need to speak with a Personal Injury Attorney as soon as possible if you were injured in one of these ways:

Car, Truck or Motorcycle Accident – Vehicle accidents, especially those due to distracted driving or driving under the influence, can be considered personal injury cases. Compensation would include medical care, lost wages, car repair bills, and in some cases pain and suffering or wrongful death.

Slip and Fall – A store must ensure that it is safe for consumers at all times. If you have fallen in a store because it was not cleaned appropriately or there were dangerous items in the aisle ways, you may be entitled to compensation for any injuries you sustained.

Dog Bite – A owner is required to be in control of their dog at all times. If a dog has bitten you, you may be eligible for compensation if it can be proved that the owner’s negligence caused the dog to bite.

Medical Malpractice – A doctor or physician must uphold a standard of care at all times. If you have been seen by a doctor and you were injured because of them or their inaction, you need to speak with a lawyer to see if it may be considered medical malpractice.

Workplace Injury – Anytime you are injured on the job you have to fill out the forms for worker’s compensation. To make sure everything goes smoothly and that you get the compensation you deserve, it’s recommended that you speak with an attorney.

This is not an exhaustive list, and there may be other ways in which you were injured due to negligence. By speaking with a Personal Injury Attorney such as one from the law firm Coates, Coates & Coates P.A., you can find out if your specific case is one where you can sue for compensation due to the other party’s negligence. If so, your lawyer will work with you to get a settlement amount that will fully compensate you for all of the expenses you incurred.

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