Do you wonder when to seek legal advice for injury? Well, there are three incidents when you definitely should think about seeking legal counsel.
Have you been injured unexpectedly from a faulty product? Product recalls can happen for anything, from baby strollers to automobiles. How did the problem go unnoticed for so long in production that it got to your hands? Human error.
Hospitals are not infallible either. The Institute of Medicine has recorded that medical error accounts for approximately 100,000 deaths annually. Makes you a little leery of the doctor’s office.
What’s a person to do? Personal injury law covers product liability lawsuits; medical malpractice lawsuits, and police misconduct.
Product Liability Lawsuits.
When a product is found to have a fault that may result in injury, it is considered defective. If the defective product does cause an injury, the injured person is within their rights to pursue a product liability lawsuit. An attorney can give you the counsel you need for your particular claim.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits.
Do you try to avoid the doctor? Taking care of your body with preventive care may keep you out of a doctor’s office most of the time, but an unexpected injury may force your hand. The National Center for Health statistics has found that more than 31 million people are sent in each year due to an injury that requires a doctor’s care.
A malpractice lawsuit seeks to prove that a doctor or nurse caused harm by medical negligence. They did not do something that would have prevented harm, or something was done in error that resulted in harm. This is judged against standard of care, the generally accepted method of treating patients.
Police Misconduct Provision.
You need to know your rights with police officers. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, “[…]it is unlawful for State or law enforcement officers to engage in a pattern or practice of conduct that deprives persons of rights protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States”. (42 U.S.C. 14141) Need to find the right attorney?
How to Find a Personal Injury Lawyer.
The U.S Federal Trade Commission recommends:
1. A lawyer with good experience settling personal injury cases is beneficial.
2. If you live in a state that allows it, some lawyers advertise their services.
3. Interview several lawyers before making your choice.
If you are in doubt of the legitimacy of your claim, seek answers to the questions you have. The right attorney can help you navigate the sometimes confusing world of personal injury law. Whether you were injured unexpectedly by a defective product; a victim of medical malpractice, or you experienced police misconduct, get the answers you need.