When you hear the term personal injury, you may think it refers to claims that only involve someone actually suffering of physical injury. It’s important to understand that personal injury attorneys handle claims were people suffered no physical injury, and they still sometimes managed to get compensation for other types of injuries that their clients have sustained.
Here are some of the things that you can contact a personal injury attorney about if you believe that somebody has wronged you and that you have good cause to file a lawsuit over the matter.
Malpractice is usually one of the specialty fields of personal injury attorneys. These claims oftentimes involve one of the primary concepts of tort law, which is that there is a legal duty that the plaintiff in these cases was owed and that the defendant failed to deliver. In medical malpractice claims, that duty is generally the delivery of competent medical care.
Personal injury attorneys handle more types of accidents than car accidents. In fact, they handle accidents related to workplaces, premise liability claims and other areas of the law. In some cases, accidents aren’t really accidents but are the predictable results of someone’s negligence. Holding the person responsible for that negligence in that the person is required to pay for the damages they caused to the injured party is part of what a Dallas personal injury law firm works to do.
Personal injury attorneys will sometimes handle claims involving unpaid overtime. Their knowledge of the law, labor regulations and their ability to put together evidence that clearly indicates when somebody has been wronged by not being paid the money that they are due all play into the fact that these attorneys can be very effective at getting a reluctant employer to pay the money they owe their employees.
Social Security Claims
In some cases, you may find that a personal injury attorney can also help you to deal with the Social Security Administration if you are being denied benefits. Some of the same law firms that handle cases such as medical malpractice claims can offer the assistance of their attorneys in helping people who have a legitimate disability to get the money that they are owed for that disability.
Personal injury attorneys handle many different types of cases. If you have reason to take someone to court and that reason doesn’t have to do with criminal violations of the law, you may need to talk to a personal injury attorney.