If you have suffered harm as a
result of an accident or injury,
you may need a personal injury
attorney. Find useful information
on what you need to know about
personal injury lawsuits and personal
injury attorneys by the state
First Steps - Action to take immediately after an accident or injury.
Two critical issues in any legal claim after an accident or injury are:
What exactly happened during the incident that gave rise to the claim?
What kind of harm resulted?
These issues will arise at many stages of a personal injury case, and more complex cases can last a year or more, so having a clear record to refer back to can contribute toward the success of your claim. One of the best ways to make sure that you preserve every important detail of your accident or injury is to take notes as soon as possible after the incident, including what happened and the effects of your injuries on your daily life.
Accident & Injury Law - Economic Recovery for Accidents and Injuries
If you have suffered harm as a result of an accident or injury, you may be entitled to receive economic recovery from those who are at fault. What you can recover will depend upon the kind of damages you experienced because of the accident or injury -- both during and after the incident. In some cases, your family members may also be entitled to recover, to the extent that your injury affected their relationship with you.
To get an idea of the types of damages for which legal recovery is possible, browse the following glossary, which defines almost every type of legal compensation available to a plaintiff in a personal injury case. Remember that an experienced attorney will explain your options, and will work to ensure that you receive all compensation to which you are entitled under the law in your state