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Personal Injury

A “personal injury” refers to any harm to a person—physical, mental, or emotional—most often in an accident or by accident. When another person or entity is legally responsible for that harm, there may be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.

A person who has been seriously injured can face unexpected medical bills, lost wages, and other extra expenses, not to mention their pain and suffering. When those injuries are someone else’s fault, it is prudent and responsible to consult a lawyer to see if a personal injury lawsuit is appropriate.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured by someone else, whether in an accident, by accident, or intentionally, contact us for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation.

At Trustwell Law, our experienced attorneys take a personalized, compassionate approach. We cut through the legalese and partner with our clients. We have access to the expertise, resources, and manpower to fully investigate each case and fight alongside our clients to get the justice they deserve.

If you were injured and are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit, call us at 202-914-1454 or submit your case details online and someone will contact you shortly. You pay nothing unless your lawsuit is successful and you receive compensation.

Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injury lawsuits may be filed when someone is seriously injured in an accident that is someone else’s fault. Examples of situations that may be relevant to personal injury lawsuits include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents
  • Being seriously injured due to slipping and falling
  • Burns
  • Dog bites
  • Security negligence
  • Wrongful death

Medical malpractice suits are another type of personal injury lawsuit filed when someone is injured due to the wrongdoing of a doctor, hospital, or pharmacy. Medical malpractice covers many kinds of situations and injuries, including:

Why File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

If you have been seriously injured, you probably have medical bills and other unexpected expenses, perhaps very high expenses, and you also may be missing work and facing increased worry and stress due to your injuries. If these expenses and stresses are due to someone else’s actions, you should be reimbursed for your bills and compensated for your pain and suffering.

For example, if you slip on spilled liquid in a store and break your leg, why should you have to cover the medical expenses? It is the store’s responsibility to keep the floors dry and safe.

Or if you slip on ice in your apartment complex and break your back, the management of the complex may be liable, since it was their responsibility to keep the sidewalks and parking lots clear and safe.

Or what if you are mugged and injured in a public parking garage where security or lighting is less than it should be? A lawyer can investigate those circumstances and, if negligence is found, get you compensation you deserve.

If you were rear-ended in a car accident and suffer back injuries and broken bones, you will need x-rays and a medical evaluation to determine the extent of your injuries and then you’ll need treatment. In addition to paying for the damage to your car, the other driver or their insurance company should also pay for your medical bills and other expenses related to the injury.

Legitimate personal injury lawsuits are not “get rich quick” schemes as they are sometimes portrayed. They are simply demands for basic fairness and to hold people accountable when their actions or inaction harm someone else.

If You Have Been Injured, What Should You Do?

If you have been injured in an accident:

  • Get medical treatment
  • Do not describe the circumstances of the accident to the other person’s insurance company—instead, contact a lawyer
  • Take pictures of the scene of the accident, if possible
  • Document your injuries and expenses and any emotional distress by keeping notes or a journal

Do You Want to Consult a Personal Injury Attorney?

If you have been seriously injured in an accident or due to someone else’s negligence or intentional actions, contact us for a free consultation.

We will work with you and use our resources and expertise to ensure a full investigation. You may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost work, and other measurable consequences of the event.

Insurance companies have teams of experienced dedicated lawyers on their side. Shouldn’t you have a team of dedicated, experienced lawyers standing with you?

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