When the day outside is sunny and there is no wind in sight, nobody thinks about the terribly destructive power of a tornado. Likewise, when all is well with your day, it is a very rare thing for you to think about personal injury law. But all around us, every day, someone is injured or badly hurt by the actions or inaction of someone else.
In an appalling statistic, someone is injured in a drunk driving accident every two minutes. In 2013 alone, 21,132 people were killed when they were involved in a car accident. Over 2.05 million passenger vehicle occupants were injured. Also in 2013, car accidents involving distracted drivers accounted for the deaths of 3,154 people, and 424,000 people were injured. As a result, there were thousands of personal injury claims made.
Personal injury law is a branch of the legal profession that refers to the legal remedies and defenses involved in civil lawsuits that are brought as a result of the wrongful conduct of some kind. It is different from criminal law in that personal injury cases do not involve the government prosecuting the wrongdoer.
Of the many different types of personal injury cases, some of the most common involve automobiles and their drivers. However, this is not the only type of [ersonal injury law practice. Medical malpractice cases also fall under the umbrella of personal injury law and payouts can do much to help struggling victims put their lives back together.
In a study that showed all of the medical malpractice payments either through settlement or jury award, it was found that the average compensation payment for malpractice that occurred in inpatient settings was $363,000.
You never know when you might be a victim of some kind of medical malpractice or perhaps a victim of a drunk driver’s terrible decision to get behind the wheel after having too much to drink. Being prepared with the contact information of a personal injury attorney would make things go much more smoothly for you in the event something terrible did actually happen.
Imagine you are in an accident. The bills are piling up and the more the days go by, the more doubt is put into the minds of those who would be a witness to your case. You need to recover and recover with peace of mind. Not with the worries of your legal action.
While the sky is blue and the winds are at a standstill, take a few moments to log onto your computer and search for the personal injury lawyer you think might best represent you if you were ever involved in a situation where they might be needed. Interview several and keep the number of your favorite with you. Sadly, you never know when you might need one.