What the legal profession calls a personal injury is what happens when a person is harmed as a result of the negligence of another person or entity. The word “negligence” usually signifies neglect or failure to take what is normally perceived as a common precaution. An example of negligence would be a homeowner’s failure to put a fence around his swimming pool, or responsibly confine a dog that was known to bite. Another example might be a business that failed to salt the side-walks prior to and following a forecast winter storm. In these cases, should a neighbour’s toddler drown in the swimming pool, a passer-by be bitten by the dog or a customer slip and fall, breaking bones, in each case the responsible party would be likely found negligent in a court of law.
When you or one of your family members becomes injured through another’s negligence, it often becomes necessary to hire a Personal Injury Attorney such as William D. McGillicuddy Law Office PC to represent you in court. Many times it will be up to the attorney to speak for you as you may well still be in the process of recovery. It is for this reason that it is essential that you hire an attorney who has the type of experience that makes him an able advocate for you. Most attorneys will consult with an injured party at no charge, and a qualified attorney’s track record is often such that he or she is likely to know ahead of time whether or not they’re likely to prevail where your case is concerned. Generally speaking, that an attorney will take your case tends to indicate that the likelihood of winning are in your favour.
If you’ve been involved in a mishap or accident that you believe to be another’s fault, do not fail to consult with a Personal Injury Attorney for fear that you cannot afford to pay this person. Almost invariably, first consultations, in which the details of your circumstance are disclosed, are free of charge. If the attorney believes your case can be won, then his firm will take a percentage of the settlement he gains for you from the defendant as his pay. If he loses, you will generally owe nothing. Never assume … get the facts, and also, should you hire an attorney to represent you, get your agreement in writing! For more info click here.
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