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Most people associate personal injury lawyers with slips and falls, car accidents and claims from people who have suffered different types of injuries; this is basically what most of the m advertise on social media and TV, urging people to seek for compensation of different types. However, it’s good to state here that their abilities normally go beyond claims for physical personal injury. These professionals are able to acquire compensation for clients on claims based in different types of distress. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Different ways a personal injury attorney can assist you


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Hamilton McInnis, LLP
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Different ways a personal injury attorney can
assist you
Most people associate personal injury lawyers
with slips and falls, car accidents and claims
from people who have suffered different types of
injuries this is basically what most of the m
advertise on social media and TV, urging people
to seek for compensation of different types.
However, its good to state here that their
abilities normally go beyond claims for physical
personal injury. These professionals are able to
acquire compensation for clients on claims based
in different types of distress. Punitive
Damages Dont take the word punitive literally
especially when it comes to dealing with personal
injury cases. Plaintiffs always seek for punitive
damages through their legal representatives by
trying to make sure that a defendant is punished
on top of seeking compensation. This happens in
cases where the person actually behaved
recklessly or in a vicious or negligent manner
the judge may decide to award as much as two
times the amount sought in restorative
compensation in what is referred to as punitive
damages.
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Different ways a personal injury attorney can
assist you
Loss of enjoyment In some personal injury cases
a person may seek compensation for damaged
property or lost wages. The personal injury
lawyer will usually seek justice for their client
as a result of loss of enjoyment as well. The
same applies in cases where an individual suffers
irreparable damage such as during auto accidents
where they become rendered unable to enjoy
anything such a hobby they loved very much. The
individual can ask their personal injury attorney
to seek compensation for such a loss. This is
usually seen as a small tangible form of comfort
for a great loss and also represents just how
much the defendants negligence affected the
plaintiff. Loss of companionship Any time a
person gets involved in any form of accident or
an occurrence that is emotionally draining, they
may not be able to spend time with their friends
or family members the same way they used to. Loss
of consortium or companionship refers to the kind
of damages that this person will seek for on
behalf of their kids or spouse. There are also
cases where a person is affected physically such
that they are no longer able to lift heavy
objects or even perform sexually. Add to this
those cases where the plaintiff is rendered
unable to sustain emotional or intellectual
relationships with their family as a result of
emotional trauma or mental anguish.
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Different ways a personal injury attorney can
assist you
The legal system has a way of identifying these
types of losses and also defines their monetary
worth loss of companionship or consortium is a
common form of award in many personal injury
lawsuits. Most people lose out on compensation
because they dont know that personal injury
attorneys can easily win such cases on their
behalf.
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Steps to follow when filing a personal injury
claim
There are important things you need to know
before you start looking for a personal injury
lawyer. First and foremost is to ask yourself
when you become eligible to file a personal
injury claim. Any time you suffer a physical or
emotional injury as a result of the negligence of
another person, you should rightfully file a
claim against that individual or institution.
Personal injury claims allow any person who
suffers any damages to recoup the costs that may
involve suffering fees and pain as may be deemed
appropriate from evidence provided in a court of
law. If you dont know where to file such
claims, be informed that this should happen in
the county where the injury took place. You need
a personal injury lawyer to assist you in filing
the claim. It is important that you contact a
lawyer as soon as possible from the time of the
accident. Even though such claims have time
restraints which vary from one case to another,
it is still important that you make the claims as
soon as possible. There are many people who
hesitate filing such claims because they feel
embarrassed about the confrontation they
anticipate. On the other hand, some insurance
companies are always quick to suggest out of
court agreements because they know they will end
up paying far less money than litigants deserve.
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Steps to follow when filing a personal injury
claim
Whenever you are deciding on how to proceed with
the process of filing a personal injury claim,
you must know how to cover all the short and long
term medical bills and other bills that could be
related to the accident. If you were in an auto
accident and your car was damaged you will
definitely want to have it fixed and in the
process you will need to make alternative
transport arrangements for your family remember
there are also court fees that must be put into
consideration. Before you make a personal injury
claim it is important to make sure that you have
all the required information about the accident.
This is when you go to a personal injury lawyer
who will proceed to make the claims on your
behalf and fight it out for you in court. You
need to make sure that you hire a highly
qualified personal injury attorney. Personal
injury lawyers are involved in this specialized
part of civil law that is concerned with persons
who get injured as a result of the negligence of
another party. They will be able to determine of
your injuries actually warrants the recovery you
are looking for from the other party and make an
estimation of the anticipated amount. Obtaining
legal representation is important if you want to
avoid being taken advantage of by representatives
of insurance companies who want to avoid legal
responsibility and pay you peanuts.
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3110 Camino del Rio South,Suite 203 San Diego,
California 92108 Telephone (619) 299-4877 /
877.850.6624 Fax (619) 299-4787 www.hm-lawyers.c
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