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Personal injury pertains to any injuries or losses because of some form of malpractice, misfeasance or from another party’s incompetence. Examples include medical malpractice, improper labeling, slips and falls, and car wrecks. A personal injury cases are fillable by the victim or the victims’ family. It is important to note that personal Injury Lawyers also defend those accused of a personal injury. The injuries or losses do not have to be from a psychical injury, in fact personal injury also covers loss of employment or emotional distress because of libel and slander, but it can be hard to prove lost income due to slander.
The first step in the case is to meet with a Lawyer to see if there is even a case to answer for. Personal injury can be hard to prove and most cases never see the inside of a courtroom, and the ones that do often see dismissal by the courts. It is important to compile a list of events that led up to and after the personal injury so the Lawyer can make the best choice for the case. These cases come down to circumstance. One might feel in the right to sue a shop owner because they experienced a slip and fall, but they were wearing 6 inch stilettos. If the Lawyer sees there is a case to answer, then a fee will be agreed upon, formal letters intending to sue will be served and the process beings.
Lawyers attempt to settle most cases outside of court, unless negotiations sour, then the case enters the courtroom. Lawyers can settle most claims outside of the courts due in part to the accused party likely having insurance that covers personal injury such as malpractice or car insurance.
After the case has seen its way through the process, judgement orders will be drafted and they (the defendant) will pay any awarded funds out in accordance with the time frame set by the order.
Personal injury law is complex, but here at Cutter & Associates a hand-picked and specialized team is ready to meet your needs. The Cutter team has years of experience and a deep understanding of the complexity of personal injury law. If you are looking for a personal injury Lawyer in the San Antonio, Texas area then look no further than us!