What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

An accident of any kind has the potential to cause problems. From medical bills and lost income from time away from work to the pain and suffering you experience from your injury, the whole experience can become complicated fast. To make it worse, knowing someone else is responsible for your injuries can leave you feeling hopeless. 

For as difficult as this situation can be, the silver lining is that you may be able to receive financial compensation from the responsible parties. 

Learn more below about the role personal injury lawyers play in all this—and find out how you can unlock your free consultation by contacting The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo. 

Types of Personal Injury Accidents and the Damages You Can Recover

Personal injuries can stem from any number of accidents. You can get injured in an accident that you yourself caused, or you can also suffer injuries in an event for which no one was to blame. 

Other times, someone else’s carelessness, or negligence, is the real culprit for your accident and the subsequent injuries you receive. When this is the case, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim. 

Although a personal injury claim could theoretically result from any type of accident or act in which someone else causes your injuries, some of the most common include: 

  • Car, truck, bus, and motorcycle accidents
  • Bike and pedestrian accidents
  • Work accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect
  • Dog bites
  • Slip-and-falls
  • Defective products

After an accident, one of the most important things you can do is visit a doctor who can help you get treatment and document your injuries for your official medical record. Also, if your intention is to file a claim for your injuries, collecting any other type of evidence, such as pictures, witness statements, or police reports, can also be essential. 

When you file a claim, you can use the evidence in your favor to negotiate for a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company. A personal injury lawyer can help you make sure that you’re getting the most out of the types of compensation available to you. 

Some examples include:

  • Medical bills
  • Pharmaceutical costs
  • Lost income
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma

Reach Out to a Personal Injury Lawyer Today

There are many things that can go wrong when you file a personal injury claim on your own. That’s why consulting an experienced attorney not only helps you minimize problems—they can also help you maximize the compensation available to you in a settlement. 

Ready to learn more? Contact a personal injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo for a free consultation. Call 561-659-6366 or fill out the form below to get started now.