Types of Personal Injury Lawyers
If you were recently injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may have a personal injury case on your hands. When filing a personal injury claim, the best tool to have in your back pocket is an experienced personal injury attorney. Given how many types of accidents personal injury law encompasses, there are several types of personal injury attorneys in the United States.
While you’ll find general personal injury attorneys that represent clients on a wide range of issues, there are also some that only deal with specific types of personal injury accidents, such as car accidents, slip and fall accidents, or medical malpractice. Other types of personal injury attorneys include dog bite attorneys, nursing home neglect attorneys, construction accident attorneys, defective product attorneys, and defamation attorneys. To learn more about personal injury law, including the most common types of personal injuries and the types of cases that personal injury attorneys handle, keep reading.
What is a personal injury?
A personal injury is a legal term for an injury to one’s body or mind. It is most often applied in personal injury law, which is a field of tort law. Personal injury law is designed to allow injured parties to seek compensation for the pain and suffering they have been caused following an accidental or intentional incident. The purpose of personal injury law is to financially compensate the injured party in an effort to make them feel “whole” again after they have been harmed, either physically or emotionally, by someone else’s negligent, reckless, or intentional act.
In terms of what qualifies as personal injury, it can include any accident, illness, or trauma that impacts someone’s physical body or psyche. The type of injury sustained, as well as the severity of the injury, are typically what determine the seriousness of the personal injury case and the subsequent settlement. For example, if the injuries sustained were extreme, such as a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury, or if both physical and emotional injuries were sustained, then the claimant and their attorney may request a larger amount of compensation.
Common types of personal injuries.
Personal injury law encompasses a wide range of injuries, from those sustained in car or truck accidents to dog bites. However, some personal injuries are more common than others. Of all the types of personal injuries out there, the most common are injury from someone else’s negligence, injury from a slip and fall accident, injury from medical malpractice, injury from a dog bite, injury from someone’s intentional behavior, and injury from a hazardous drug. As such, the most common types of personal injury cases relate to auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, defamation (libel and slander), workplace injuries, wrongful deaths, dog bites, product liability, and assault and battery (along with other intentional torts).
Please note that even though the above tend to be the most common types of personal injuries and accidents in the United States, AAESQ Law is willing and able to represent clients in any personal injury matter, whether it’s a common type of injury or not.
What types of cases do personal injury attorneys handle?
Given that there are so many types of personal injury attorneys, these attorneys are equipped to handle a wide range of cases. Broadly speaking, personal injury law can be divided into four distinct categories: accidents, intentional acts, defective products, and defamation. Accidents involve someone getting injured due to the reckless or negligent actions of another. Examples of accidents include motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, and slip and fall accidents. Intentional acts are the opposite of accidents in that a person’s intentional behavior is responsible for causing harm to another. Assault and battery is an example of this. The third category is defective products, which is when a product (i.e. a children’s toy, medical device, or car component) is defective or unreasonably dangerous and the use of the product causes injury. The final category of personal injury law is defamation, when one person’s defamatory statements cause harm to another. Personal injury attorneys handle cases in all four categories of personal injury law.
Take AAESQ Law as an example. Over the years, our team of award-winning personal injury attorneys in Southern California has handled cases relating to auto accidents, dog bites, slip and fall accidents, wrongful deaths, and more. In fact, we are proud to assist clients with a wide range of personal injury issues, including but not limited to bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, product liability, dangerous roadways, spinal cord injuries, uninsured motorist claims, traumatic brain injuries, work injuries, premises liability, wrongful deaths, construction site accidents, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, drowning accidents, slip and fall accidents, trucking accidents, and Uber/Lyft accidents.
As you can see, the personal injury attorneys at AAESQ Law handle all kinds of personal injury cases. So no matter what your situation is, whether you were bitten by a dog, slipped and fell in your neighbor’s driveway, or got into a car accident, we can help. Regardless of the type of claim, our attorneys will fight for your rights, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.
With so many types of personal injury cases, it’s no wonder there are attorneys out there to handle every single one of them, from intentional acts and defamation to accidents like pedestrian accidents and car accidents. If you were injured, either physically, emotionally, or both, and someone else is at fault for your injuries, we recommend consulting with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. A personal injury attorney, like those at AAESQ Law, can help you file a claim, develop an airtight argument, go toe-to-toe with the at-fault party and their insurance company, and ultimately win you the compensation you deserve.
Here at AAESQ Law, we have over 40 years of combined experience in personal injury law. We have helped plaintiffs recover over $125 million in damages. We also offer free consultations to all prospective clients and operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay a dime unless we win your case. There are no upfront or hidden fees. Get in touch today to learn more and schedule a free consultation with one of our Southern California personal injury attorneys.
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