When someone is injured because of the negligence or carelessness of another person or group then a personal injury lawsuit may be filed. Criminal cases are much different from a personal injury case. In criminal cases the punishment for a conviction may be fines or even jail time. With a personal injury case, those responsible will have to pay damages to the victim. There are times when someone may have both civil and criminal charges filed against them. An example might be a drunk driver that was responsible for a car accident.
To pursue legal action for a personal injury against the responsible parties you must file a claim against them and their insurance companies. The main purpose is to be sure that you receive the compensation for your injuries that you deserve, that your future interests are protected and that the medical bills are paid. It is essential to retain the services of a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to help preserve all evidence necessary to support your case.
Personal injury cases can be very complex and can take a long time to resolve. Most lawsuits do not make it to the courtroom; however that doesn't mean your case won't. A personal injury case could take up to 9 months to 2 years or more. You should always be leery of lawyers who look for quick settlements as those mean easy profits for them and don't look out for your best interest.
If you have suffered from a personal injury and need legal guidance, contact an attorney at Bradshaw and Bryant today for a free consultation. We will diligently work to fight for your rights and get you the compensation that you deserve. Don't settle for less.
Learn more in Michael Bryant's video regarding personal injury here.