Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one have suffered harm or neglect at the hands of another, or an accident, it would be in your interest to contact a personal injury attorney to schedule a risk-free consultation. There seems to be quite a bit of confusion surrounding personal injury and all that it entails. The following is intended to clear up the confusion by demystifying some common myths.

  1. Personal injury only occurs in car accidents. While car accidents are the leading cause of personal injury cases, they are not the only situation in which personal injury occurs. For example, slips and falls happen frequently and are responsible for many injuries, and therefore a candidate for personal injury cases. If an individual is walking across a hotel lobby, slips and falls on a wet floor, and breaks their foot, they may have ground for a lawsuit if the hotel did not have clear signs indicating a wet floor. The neglect on the part of the hotel may deem them liable for the injury, therefore accountable to pay for medical bills, emotional and physical pain, as well as time off work for the victim. 
  2. Personal injury cases all have the same outcome, with similar compensation granted to each victim. This myth is false because each situation, and personal injury case is different. Because of the vast differences in lawsuits, and settlements, the outcomes and compensations will greatly vary. Having an experienced attorney, such as those at Ward & Ward Law Firm will greatly benefit a client’s case. The stronger the personal injury case is, with evidence, and legal representation, the higher the compensation may be. Although personal injury attorneys are able to assist their clients in a myriad of ways, fighting for their rights, they cannot guarantee a favorable outcome, or the highest compensation available. As always, clients should strive for justice, accountability, and compensation for their pain, injury, and traumatic experiences, but have realistic expectations regarding their legal outcome. 
  3. Personal injury only accounts for physical injuries sustained in traumatic events or accidents. Victims know too well that the injuries that derive from incidents or accidents are not always physical in nature. Emotional and mental pain may cause individuals to greatly suffer. Anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder, otherwise known as PTSD are common after experiencing an accident. Personal injury attorneys desire their patients to pursue health and treatment for all pain they experience, whether that be physical, emotional, or mental. Licensed professional therapists can help clients struggling with emotional and mental pain. Through therapy, clients can learn how to cope with their stress and trauma in healthy ways, allowing them to function more positively in their jobs, relationships, and everyday life. Just as victims seek treatment for their physical hurts, mental and emotional wounds should also be treated through therapy, and prescription medication if needed. 

If you have suffered pain, or injury and are in need of legal representation, contact a personal injury attorney clients trust to protect their rights and fight for their needs.