I want you to realize that few people actually can define what a personal injury attorney is even needed for! Well, let’s say you were in a car wreck – that’s a great example of when you would need a personal injury attorney.
Every good lawyer has picked a niche, and built their life and career practicing law in this specific area. You don't get extensive experience if you try to be a "jack of all trades" lawyer, which is why so many focus their efforts in only a few areas.
A personal injury, car accident, or wrongful death case is any type of claim where a person has been injured or killed due to someone else’s carelessness. If your case falls into this category, then a personal injury attorney is who you’re looking for!
Each state has it’s own laws, so not only should you be looking for the top rated personal injury attorney in your area, but one that has been practicing in your state for most their career.
There are some things you have to prove to win your case. This isn’t always easy, and just because you suffered some injuries doesn’t mean there’s a check with your name written on it. Not only do you have to prove that it was another person being careless or negligent, but you have to show that their actions led directly to your injury.
The worst part about this is that here in the state of Virginia, if you are the slightest bit liable, then you are not entitled to a dime! This is called contributory negligence, and can be the downfall of your case! In other states, you’ll find that the court compares the percentage of negligence, but here in Virginia where it’s extremely black and white!
You won’t always need a personal injury attorney. If your case is small enough, there’s a good chance it wouldn’t even be worth your effort to hand over a large portion of the little bit you may collect. We do have a small consultation fee which would probably be a better use for your time. In the consultation, you can get the advice you need to win your case at a fraction of the cost and the time.
Whether or not you are currently looking for a lawyer, we have free information we would love to send to you at no cost. I also want to invite you to check out our free consumer guide The Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Injury Claim.
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