Personal Injury - is the broad label of the law that lawyers give to cases where someone was Injured in an Accident. Accidents happen. Some could have or should have been prevented. Your life can change in an instant. We see it way too often here at Dugan & Associates.
Negligence-Industrial accidents, work accidents, car accidents, slip and fall accidents are just an example of the different types of personal injury cases. When you are inured in an accident and the accident was a result of somebody else's fault lawyers say that the person that caused the accident was negligent. Negligence is what someone or someones or some company should have done that they didn't or didn't do something that they should have done. They were at fault, they were negligent.
Cause / Liability-If you are injured in an accident you may have a case. A case to sue the party or parties that as a result of their negligence caused or was the proximate cause of your getting in the accident and causing your injuries. Sometimes you may also hear the word liability. Is the other side, the person or party that's negligence caused your accident, liable to you for your pain and suffering and the harm and damages you suffered as a result. Are they liable. Might they be responsible and if so do they have to pay.
Damages- or money is what you are trying to recover because they are liable for their negligence. What you lost and are trying to recover in part for your injuries. Do you have lost wages? Do you have medical bills? But also damages can encompass things like Do you have scars, or permanent irreparable harm or injury to your body or person? Do you have personal injury and what is your pain and suffering?
Investigation - Accidents come in all forms, shapes and sizes. They occur in all different types of ways. If you are injured in a car accident, work accident, industrial accident, or truck accident you should contact an attorney immediately. The lawyers need to investigate the case. Better to investigate while the evidence is fresh and fresh in the mind of any witnesses. Collect medical records, police reports, witness statements etc...
If you are injured in an accident and have personal injury contact the injury and accident lawyers at Dugan & Associates, Lawyers Representing Injured People. There is no fee unless they get you the money or benefits you deserve. They Fight for the Check you Deserve! Don't let the insurance companies add insult to injury, Call Dugan & Associates at a-888-99- D-U-G-A-N (1-888-993-8426).