What Is a Personal Injury Lawyer?
When you think of the terms “personal injury” or even “wrongful death,” you are referring to legal terms that describe an injury that is a result of the negligence of another person. In the state of New York, personal injury or wrongful death may result from a range of causes including:
- Automobile accidents (cars, trucks, and/or motorcycles)
- Cycling accidents
- Toxic exposures
- Swimming pool accidents
- Unsafe work environments
- Liability cases
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
These unfortunate cases can happen because of someone’s negligent acts regarding “due care,” also known as their duty to society or the public to act in a certain manner. Your personal injury lawyer is the attorney that would defend you in the event of an injury, meaning that they would be able to represent you in the case that an act of harm occurs, even if it’s not necessarily a crime.
Defining Personal Injury Cases
By law, the definition of personal injury as any injury to the body, mind, or emotions. As mentioned briefly above, personal injury cases fall underneath civil and tort guidelines, meaning that you can still be compensated for cases concerning:
- Harm from medical malpractice
- Cases of assault and battery
- Refusal of coverage from insurance companies
- Defamation, libel, and/or slander
- Liability cases
- Product fault
- Injuries that may have occurred while on the land or premise of the accused party
What Should You Look for in Your Personal Injury Lawyer?
A legitimate personal injury lawyer should have a bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor Law degree to practice legally. Besides passing the state bar exam, your lawyer should have also continued their education on several fronts and ideally currently participate in professional affiliations to stay up to date with the most modern practices in civil law.
For instance, our skilled Rochester personal injury lawyers hold affiliations with Monroe County Bar Association and New York State Bar Association. Attorney Don White is even the Deputy Leader of the Western Republican Committee among many more!
What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do for You?
When handling sensitive cases like personal injury lawsuits, you need someone that is going to fight in your best interest. A personal injury lawyer does just that by representing you and what you stand for by filing legal complaints, offering only the soundest legal advice, and prepares legal documents to adequately represent you in court. After all, the compensation for your injury is ultimately our firm’s success, so we do our best to get you what you deserve.
However, there are many times that clients decide to settle out of court with the opposing party. Your retained personal injury lawyer will still represent your behalf to make sure your settlement is legitimate and fits your needs, especially if you have lost wages, a large amount of medical bills, and more. Contact us today!Our team of attorneys is here to make sure that the case runs smoothly, correctly, and that you are compensated for your injuries accordingly.