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What is a Personal Injury and How do You Know if You Need an Attorney?

In the blink of an eye, your life could be changed forever due to the negligence of another person. If you or your loved one has suffered injuries resulting from another person’s negligence, it is important that you understand your rights. You may be eligible for compensation for your injuries and damages such as lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.

What is a Personal Injury?

A personal injury refers to the damages, losses, or wrongs that an individual suffers due to the negligent actions of another. This negligence could be from direct conduct or omission of actions. Personal injuries can happen at work, in your car, due to a defective product, a medical mistake, faulty repair, motor vehicle accident, or multiple other scenarios. Personal injury laws were created to protect and/or compensate people for physical, psychological, and monetary damages and cover many different areas and situations including workers’ compensation, wrongful death, birth injuries, catastrophic injuries, and malpractice.

Types of Personal Injuries

While it is difficult to discuss all the types of personal injuries that can occur, some of the most common types include, but are not limited to, the following:

How do You Know if You Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

If you or your loved one has suffered because of someone else’s negligence, it can be difficult to determine what kind of compensation you deserve and what laws apply to your specific situation. As a general rule, it is always best to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney if you have any questions or doubt about your case. These four signs can help you decide if you need to hire a personal injury attorney.

How Much is a Personal Injury Case Worth?

While everyone would like to know exactly what their case is worth, there is no definite answer. The value of each personal injury case is based on the situation and parties involved in each particular case. An experienced personal injury attorney will likely be able to review your case and give you an estimate of the compensation for which you are eligible, but no compensation is ever fully guaranteed. What we can guarantee is that our legal team will seek every possible source of compensation for your damages.

Are You Ready to Discuss Your Case with a Personal Injury Attorney?

The attorneys at the Law Offices of D. Hardison Wood understand the tactics that insurance companies use. We will search for ways to protect your rights and get you the full compensation to which you are entitled under the laws of North Carolina. We will work diligently to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions while giving you the time to focus on your recovery. Contact us today for a consultation at our Cary, North Carolina office.