What Constitutes a Personal Injury? What Should I Do If I Have Been Hurt?

When you’re talking about having suffered a personal injury in a legal sense, it has a very specific meaning. It means having suffered a physical, emotional or financial injury as a result of the careless, reckless or malicious actions of another. If you have found yourself in this type of situation, then you have the right to seek justice from those that are responsible, whether an individual person or an organization or entity such as a company. This justice usually takes the form of far more than an apology — it usually comes as financial compensation to cover any real expenses that have been incurred, expenses that can be anticipated in the future, additional compensation for pain and suffering and sometimes even punitive damages for egregious situations. If you have suffered an injury and believe that it is the result of somebody else’s reckless actions, then you need the counsel and representation of an experienced personal injury attorney. The attorneys at Wallace Law are compassionate and dedicated lawyers with extensive skill at fighting for the rights of those who’ve been harmed. Call us today to set up a convenient appointment to see how we can help.

The law that revolves around personal injury is known as tort law or civil law, and it is administered in court in the same way as criminal cases in that there is a plaintiff and a defendant. The difference between civil law and criminal law is that civil law charges are brought by individuals, while criminal law cases are prosecuted by a branch or branches of the government.  Civil law is designed to offer restitution to individuals who have suffered as a result of the actions of another, and the decisions about whether that restitution is paid can be decided by a jury hearing the details of the case, an individual judge, or through an agreement that is reached between both parties before a legal decision can be made. Though every personal injury lawsuit is prepared for with the idea of going to court, many of them are settled out of court following negotiations between the plaintiff and the defendant. If you have suffered a personal injury, the passion, skill and experience of your attorney can play a large role in determining the amount of compensation that you receive. The attorneys at Wallace Law have a record of successfully winning generous settlements and decisions on behalf of our clients.

When someone has caused you harm, you need to take action, and the legal system requires that you do so within a period of time known as a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations depends upon the type of injury and where you are located, but once it has passed you no longer have the right to file a suit, so it is important that you act quickly. Call the attorneys at Wallace Law today to make an appointment to discuss your case and see how we can help.

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