Personal injuries may vary from a dog bite to a slip, trip and fall, but in all these instances the commonality is an injury to the person – hence the term personal injury.
While there may be a great number of personal injuries that plague people during the course of their lives, such as a minor sprained ankle that meant you missed work for a couple of days, these things are taken in stride as “life happens.” Other categories of personal injuries, such as those as a result of a bad car crash, may carry hidden grief for years to come.
Car crashes inevitably cause a seemingly endless list of injuries from whiplash to a dislocated kneecap, from broken ribs to traumatic brain injury, and yes, even paralysis or death. The point is that in the case of vehicle collisions, not all the injuries are readily apparent within the first few days. It may take a longer period of time for the true consequences to show up.
Along with serious injuries or death comes traumatic stress, either for the injured person or for the family of the deceased. There are also countless medical bills, loss of income issues, loss of services, and of course pain and suffering, and/or funeral expenses. Personal injury cases with this kind of complexity require the services of a highly skilled personal injury attorney with extensive experience in the area of personal injury law.
Competent legal representation will make the world of difference when a case is taken to court, or even in the event of an out of court settlement. The problem is not many people truly understand that they have the right to claim compensation from a person or company responsible for their injuries. This is why if you are the victim of a personal injury, you need to speak with a personal injury attorney who will assess your case and discuss how to ensure justice is done.
Robert Webb is an Atlanta personal injury lawyer with Webb & D’Orazio, a law firm specializing in Atlanta personal injury, malpractice, criminal defense, and business law. Learn more about Atlanta personal injury lawyer, Atlanta personal injury, Atlanta business law, Atlanta criminal defense at Webbdorazio.com.