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Personal Injury

Personal Injury FAQs

What is Personal Injury?

Personal Injury involves civil law cases where you are trying to obtain compensation for an injury you sustained to your person. Physical injuries to your person could arise from being involved in an automobile accident, a railroad accident, airline or other common carrier accident, a construction or other workplace accident, being injured as a result of a dangerous or otherwise unsafe product and other injury-causing situations.

However, personal injuries don’t even necessarily have to be physical-they could be psychological. Psychological personal injuries are typically caused by psychological trauma associated with life-threatening and/or disfiguring physical injuries, or as a result of witnessing trauma in others, or following personal escape from serious injury following a traumatic event. Before you can collect an award, your personal injury lawyer will have to prove that the defendant is liable. To prove liability, the attorney must also establish negligence.

Definition provided by Legal Dictionary

While the definition above is great from a legal perspective, does it really answer your question? Chances are probably not. The simple fact of the matter is that every situation is unique and until you talk with an experienced personal injury attorney, you may not know for sure if you have a case.

Choosing the right Attorney for your case

A personal injury lawyer, commonly referred to as a plaintiff lawyer, supplies legal counsel to individuals who have suffered physical or psychological injury as the direct result of wrongdoing by another individual, federal agency or other entity. Personal injury lawyers specialize in tort law. This type of law involves civil wrongs and damages to any aspect of an individual’s being, including but not limited to reputation, personal property and legal rights. The majority of cases handled by personal injury lawyers include auto accidents, job injuries, medical malpractice, faulty products and a number of other situations classified under tort law, though they are qualified to practice in nearly all areas of law.

For certain personal injury claims—such as those for severe injuries, malpractice, or toxic exposure—you’ll want to consult a lawyer immediately. The complex legal rules involved in your particular claim or severity of your injuries might cause your compensation to vary greatly from the norm. The skills of an experienced personal lawyer, or at least the threat to an insurance company that such a lawyer presents, are worth the money you pay that lawyer to represent you. See below for some specific situations where you want to contact an attorney immediately.

What is my claim worth and how long will it take me to settle my case?

The attorneys at Fellerman & Ciarimboli can answer all of these questions on your behalf. When you have experienced a life-altering event the last thing you should be worried about is how to go about filling claims, contacting your insurance company, figuring out how to navigate the legal system.

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I would refer Fellerman & Ciarimboli to all of my friends and family for any personal injury claims or questions they might have. I could not be happier with my results.

-Renee Turkelson