With the advent of 24-hour news channels and social media, some of the strangest things have begun to make the rounds of popular culture. One of these is the inordinate importance placed on personal injury verdicts. It seems like every time you turn on the television or look at Facebook, you are seeing a story about some "incredible" and unjustified multi-million dollar lawsuit settlement.
None of this bears the slightest resemblance to normal reality. It is actually much easier to lose a personal injury lawsuit than to win one, a fact that personal injury detractors often fail to mention. For every person who wins a "bogus" verdict, there are hundreds or perhaps even thousands of victims who never receive justice and who must bear the cost of an accident that is not their own fault.
Unfortunately, what wins a personal injury lawsuit is not always the case's validity or the honesty of the victim but the timeliness with which the case is filed and the tenacity of the attorney pursuing the claim. A personal injury lawyer must always focus on what is best for the client and never be afraid to pursue a case aggressively.
This means that attorneys with experience in handling personal injury law are, by default, probably going to be a better choice for this type of claim than a "general" attorney. The attorney that wrote your will or handled your divorce may not be the best choice to represent you if you are involved in a car accident. Knowing this, many good general attorneys will refer you to a lawyer who focuses on personal injury law if you have a viable claim for damages.
The first thing you should do if you are involved in an accident of any type is to seek immediate medical help. The next thing is to talk to a personal injury lawyer.
The personal injury attorneys at the Amerio Law Firm in Roseville are here to help you. We can review the facts of your case and help you decide if it is worthwhile to pursue a claim against the person who injured you. You may be entitled to seek compensation for medical expenses, increased living expenses, temporary or permanent disability and pain and suffering as a result of your accident.