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Information and examples of personal injuries

Personal injuriesPersonal injury law is a legal defense that is made during a civil lawsuit; brought on due to wrongful conduct. Often when a slip-and-fall accident occurs, it is difficult for personal injury lawyers Los Angeles to clarify an unpreventable accident and a clear case of personal injury. Examples of personal injuries are neglected hazards, such as someone slipping on a banana peel or a plaintiff’s carelessness like someone watching a truck unload behind a warehouse and the person going through the gate to ask directions. As he or she approaches the truck, he or she slips on an oil spot, falls and has an injury.

When a slip and fall occurs, there are several things you and I should do; things that might improve our odds. The first step to take is to determine if you or I am at fault. Then, document all the details of the incident. To do this, write down what happened, what caused the fall, what conditions on the property that were improper or careless and what was the reaction of the property owner when the incident occurred.

It is also important to talk with anyone who witnessed your fall. This can make a big difference in winning your case. Be sure to get their contact information and a few sentences on what they saw. If possible, take some photos of the property; particularly any conditions or areas that were dangerous. In addition, take photos of any injuries that occurred to you.

The most important step to take is to contact a slip and fall injury lawyer. He or she has experience in handling slip and fall claims. Keep in mind; to win a slip and fall case, you will need to prove that the property owner did not act in a responsible and caring way. It is most important to notify the property owner of your injury. If you fail to do this, you chances of winning your case will be poor.

To conclude, Personal injury law is a legal defense that is made during a civil lawsuit. Talk with a personal injury lawyer and find out about preventing slip and fall accidents.

Criticisms about Personal Injury law

CriticismsCriticisms about Personal Injury Law can be found in every state of the Union. The reason for that is every state has their own set of laws and statues. So, depending on where you live, you can win, but not break even. People are conditioned to think if they get hurt, they can sue to make up for it, this is not always true. In sad instances, some people lose everything they have worked for before they ever see a settlement.

In all 50 states, there is a statute called the Statute of Limitations. The statute sets a time limit on how long you have, to file your lawsuit. The time limit is from one to seven years. The states break it down even further to different injuries, such as personal accidents, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice. Children under eighteen may have longer than an adult to file. This period does not begin until the person filing suit knew that they had suffered harm. An example of “discovery of harm” claim of malpractice, where a surgeon leaves a clamp in the patient, the time would start when the patient was notified of the error.

It does not, however, give a time limit in which the case will be settled. While you may be restricted by a time limit, the insurance company of the person you are suing can take as long as they want. My question, why does someone living in Maine or North Dakota have six years to file, while the person that lives in Tennessee only has one year. In this sense, the man living in Tennessee is not equal to the man in Maine. Is the man living in Tennessee represented the same as the men from other states? We were raised to believe that all men are created equal. Criticisms about Personal Injury law only happen when the laws are created unequally and made to favor businesses and not people.