What Kind of Cases Fall Under Personal Injury?

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

Most of us spend very little time thinking about the law and lawyers. We see the occasional advertisement for a lawyer on TV or on a billboard, we watch the occasional TV show or movie about a lawyer, but otherwise, the law and lawyers don’t really affect our lives every day and we just don’t put much interest into this area.

However, that lack of understanding about the law, particularly personal injury law, can cause serious problems when something awful happens. If you’re in an accident, you will very suddenly realize that you should have paid a bit more attention to how the law works long before now.

However, it’s fairly easy to catch up on what you need to know. After all, you don’t have to master the legal system; you just need to know when it’s right to contact a lawyer to help you. So, let’s start your legal education by going over just what personal injury law involves and what kind of cases should come to a personal injury lawyer.

Personal injury cases involve any situation in which a person is harmed because another person acted maliciously or negligently. Those cases can take all kinds of forms. To go over some of the most common, we’ll look at the cases a successful personal injury law firm might take. In this case, we’ll look at the cases Adams Law Firm say they can help their clients with. Those cases include:

  • Birth injuries
  • Car accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Trucking accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Boating accidents
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Medical malpractice
  • Oil field and offshore injuries
  • Swimming pool filter explosions
  • Workplace injuries

Now, many of the above are self-explanatory, but some may need further explanation. For instance, birth injuries refer to mistakes made during the delivery of a child. The at-fault party who you sue may be the doctor, the nurse, or other medical professionals. When their negligence leads to a serious injury to a newborn child, it’s time to contact a personal injury lawyer.

Similarly, if any kind of negligence leads to a particularly catastrophic injury, such as an injury to the spine or head trauma, you should probably contact a personal injury lawyer. These injuries can lead to long-term problems which can be very expensive, and a lawsuit may be the only way you can pay for your medical bills.

It’s important to point out that these are not the only kinds of cases that can exist in personal injury law, they are just the most common. The basic rule is, once again, that any negligent or malicious action that leads to an injury can lead to a personal injury case.

Knowing if you have a case is the first step towards getting the legal assistance you need. Hopefully, now you at least know whether you should contact a personal injury lawyer. The next step is finding the right one.

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They’ve Poisoned the Pills

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Personal Injury | 0 comments

I bought a bottle of painkillers the other day, and I think they’ve made me sick. I need to know if I should see a doctor about it. I don’t have very good insurance, so I don’t want to take that step, but I feel awful, and I’m beginning to worry.

Here’s the background. I had a headache a few days ago, Wednesday I think it started, and I decided I would get some acetaminophen. It was off-brand, one of the store brands. I don’t have the bottle handy, so I can’t recall which. Anyway, I took the pills, and I expected the pain to go away, but it didn’t, in fact, it got worse.

Now, the thing is, I usually hate taking pills. I wouldn’t say I have a phobia about them, but I really don’t like it. I don’t keep any at home, and I only buy the tiny little bottles when I’m desperate so I can throw away everything I don’t use and not feel guilty about the waste.

But, I’ve now gone through most of the bottle, and my headache isn’t just the same, it’s much worse. And I’ve developed a nauseous feeling as well in the pit of my stomach. My eyes are always a little bad, but I think my vision might be a little blurrier as well.

With all this happening, I stopped taking the pills today, but the symptoms have continued, and I worry that I’ve been poisoned. I’m sure a normal headache would have cleared up by now.

I’m going to give it just one more day, and then I’m going to have to risk it and go to a doctor. I’m terrified about what I’ll find out. Hopefully, it’ll clear up by then.

I really feel someone has to hold these companies responsible. My mother had an ulcer because of some Advil she took in her youth, that’s what’s warned me off painkillers all my life. And now I’ve taken some out of desperation, I see I had it right in the first place.

Where’s the regulation? There’s no way such a big market is regulated well in this country, and it’s just crying out for someone to strike up a lawsuit and to publicize the problem. I hate to think how many other people are lying ill right now because of the same problem. I’m not naive enough to think it was just my particular bottle. It was probably everything on that conveyor belt that day. There could be thousands who feel as bad or worse than me.

If anyone else is having these symptoms, contact me. Hopefully, we all pull through and we can get some justice for this.

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