The world that we reside in today has become exceedingly unpredictable, unsure and to a large extent, very unsafe. When an individual steps out from the secure comfort of his home each morning, there is no guarantee or surety of whether he will return home safe and sound. The political atmosphere the world over is one of the reasons for this unnerving sense of insecurity.
However, that may not necessarily be the only reason for this feeling of uncertainty. People co-exist in a place where humans are almost breathing down each other’s backs. The world is becoming a global village and while its size is shrinking, individuals do not think too much before stepping on each other’s toes.
Within this atmosphere of close proximity, we sometimes intentionally or unintentionally cause serious bodily harm to another human being.
Duties of a Personal Injury Lawyer:
Very often, individuals are unfamiliar with the roles of the personal injury lawyer and hence when they are confronted with an unhappy situation of being a victim of personal injury, they are unsure and unclear of what kind of legal representation they would require. Victims may have unclear and half knowledge regarding the roles of a personal injury lawyer in case of a car or truck accident. They may also have incomplete information pertaining to claims regarding accidents caused by a fall or slip due to negligence. So unless a victim is sure as to which category his claim falls under, he may find himself really lost as to where to begin the procedure from.
These are some of the common categories under which San Antonio personal injury lawyers would be able to file a claim for his client.
- Back and Neck Injury
- Brain injury
- Construction accidents
- Driving Under influence or Drunk driving collisions
- Slip or fall caused due to negligence of a particular premises or building
- Product liability; this is a broad category and most consumer claims fall under this category.
- Wrongful deaths
- Medical negligence or mal practices
- Car crashes
- Commercial vehicle crashes
- Motorcycle or small vehicle collisions
This is not necessarily an inclusive list and some categories of injury may also be area specific. For example, a coastal area may also include injuries caused by boat accidents and places situated on highlands may include injuries caused due to landslide or fall from high places.
After being involved in any form of physical accident that has caused a personal injury to an individual, the most important task of the lawyer will be to categorize the kind of injury and accordingly plan the course of action he will need to follow in order to insure that his client receives the maximum amount of monetary compensation that he or she may be entitled to.
When a person has been involved in an accident, he or she will require sufficient monetary aid to be able to pay the expenses involved in hospitalization, medications, medical investigations such as x-rays, sonography, CT scans etcetera.