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What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

You may have heard the term “personal injury” used on television, or you may have seen it on billboards.  There are several reasons one may decide to file a personal injury lawsuit, which is why no two cases are ever the same.  However, two factors must always be present for a personal lawsuit to begin to take shape:  there must be damages, and there must be liability.  When those two factors are present, the victim should then reach out to a PG County Personal Injury Lawyer or a Personal Injury Lawyer in his or her area.

Possible Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

The damages in a personal injury lawsuit are directly related to the injuries and the things that were also affected in the case.  For example, suppose you are injured in a car accident, and your vehicle is totaled as a result of that accident.  If someone else is held liable for that accident, your PG County Personal Injury Lawyer will aim for a favorable outcome.

In most situations, this favorable outcome is achieved by way of a fair and reasonable settlement, which, in the above scenario, would include financial compensation for a variety of damages including:

  • Medical Bills
  • Lost/Future Income
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Property Damage
  • Inconvenience
  • Impairment of Activities

Most insurance companies try to avoid paying victims for their injuries or try to “low ball” their offers, but a skilled PG County Personal Injury Lawyer with excellent litigation skills will use their years of experience to obtain the highest possible fair and reasonable settlement in your case.

However, this can only happen one way…

Can a Person or Company Be Held Liable?

The purpose of obtaining the services of a PG County Personal Injury Lawyer is to hold a person or a company accountable for damages.  For example, in the car accident scenario above, the PG County Personal Injury Lawyer will need to prove that someone else caused the accident.  This can be done in a variety of ways using a combination of steps and techniques.  For the victim, it begins at the scene of the accident – in most cases, by utilizing an ambulance for medical treatment immediately following the accident.

There are also situations where a company can be held liable for the injuries of someone else, for example in a trucking accident, in a bus accident, or for any negligent actions in the course of engagement.  A business or property owner or managing agent can also be held liable for a slip and fall accident if the fall occurs on their property.   In short, if someone else was negligent or if an individual can say that they would not have been injured if “X” had or had not done “Y,”  there is a personal injury claim to consider.

PG County Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, contact PG County Personal Injury Lawyer Larry Lapidus today for a free consultation.  Mr. Lapidus has four decades of experience in winning substantial settlements for his clients – many of whom have taken the time to leave glowing reviews online.  Take a look at the online reviews for The Lapidus Law Firm and then reach out to The Lapidus Law Firm today.

Mr. Lapidus is a respectful, reputable and highly skilled PG County Personal Injury Lawyer who will treat you like a VIP the moment you walk through his office doors.  You deserve the very best legal representation, so reach out today at (301) 605-4296 for a free, no-obligation telephone consultation regarding your claim from one of the attorneys at The Lapidus Law Firm.

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