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Different Types Of Personal Injury Cases

types of personal injury law

What Are The Different Types Of Personal Injury Cases

A personal injury case can be defined as the law that covers wrong doing and/or damage done to another person or their property. There are many different types of personal Injury cases that fall under the umbrella of personal injury. For example, automobile accidents, dog bites, head and spinal cord injuries, wrongful death, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall injuries, and worker’s compensation injuries.

Those who have been injured in an automobile accident can sometimes be overwhelmed, especially if their injuries are severe. They may not know where to turn after an accident occurs. There are many things they must take into consideration such as losing time from work, medical expenses, and vehicle repair expenses. Many insurance companies look to settle motor vehicle accidents quickly before the victim can get an attorney involved.

If you or a loved one is involved in an accident that causes major, catastrophic injury such as a head injury or spinal cord injury, then you will need to consult a personal injury attorney. These injuries are life changing and there are many different things that need to be addressed when something of this nature happens. Many times, the victim involved in the accident will have to turn to full disability after such an accident.

Cases that involve dog bites, or slip and fall accidents have their own set of legal rules that must be followed. Homeowners and business owners owe their guests and patrons a duty of care that any reasonable person would give someone who is a guest or patron on their property. For example, if you are walking thorough a parking lot to the grocery store and there is a hole in the pavement by the door and it isn’t clearly marked and hasn’t been repaired with the manager’s full knowledge that the hazard is in the parking lot, the manager has breached this duty of care. This makes the grocery store liable for the injuries you have received as a result of their negligence. The same can be said for dog bite cases. If you have a dog that has a problem with biting you must advise anyone who comes on your property that your dog will bite if it is provoked.

Worker’s compensation cases help those who have been injured while on the job. These types of cases help the injured worker get temporary disability, lost wages, and other benefits until they are well enough to return to work.

Every personal injury case is different depending upon the situation. If you believe that you have a personal injury case contact McManes Law and speak with Attorney Skip McManes. He has years of experience working with personal injury cases and wants to help you get the compensation you deserve if you have been injured in an accident. You can contact the firm at www.mcmaneslaw.com. You can fill out a short information sheet and someone will contact you regarding your case. You can also reach the office via phone by calling 770-645-8801 or Toll Free at 866-612-2481. The legal system can be hard to navigate on your own. Let McManes Law help you with your case.  Consultations are always free.

Neck Injury Whiplash

Neck Injury Whiplash

Neck Injury Whiplash

If you have ever been in a rear-end collision you may have experienced a Neck Injury Whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury that is often associated with rear end motor vehicle accidents; however, whiplash and other soft tissue injuries can happen in many different car accident scenarios. Low-impact accidents can cause major injury. Because the body is thrust forward so quickly and violently, injury can happen just as it does with higher speed accidents.

Neck Injury Whiplash happens when the neck is snapped forward and back causing the soft, connective tissues in the neck to be jolted and thrown forward. You may feel the effects of whiplash a few hours after a motor vehicle accident. However, in some cases injuries may not present themselves so immediately. These types of injuries may not show for days, even weeks, after an accident and can cause great pain, swelling, bruising, numbness in the legs and arms, severe headache, nausea and dizziness.

Soft tissue injuries can also happen in other joints in the body as well. Your body may react accordingly when you see that an accident is about to happen. You may attempt to turn or move in order to protect yourself from Neck Injury Whiplashimpact. The impact can jolt the joints in the shoulders, hips, knees, and arms.

It is always important to get evaluated at the hospital the day of the accident even if it is a minor one. If you begin to feel effects a few days later, you can always return to your primary care physician to be re-evaluated. Soft tissue injuries and muscle injuries don’t show up on x-rays and may require further investigation through MRI’s. Most of the time these injuries are treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, warm compresses applied to the neck, soft cervical collars to restrict movement, physical therapy and chiropractic care.

Neck Injury Whiplash and Soft tissue injuries can cause a lifetime of chronic pain and discomfort if they aren’t treated correctly. You could experience pain, soreness and stiffness for years after your accident.  This is one reason why it is so important to find an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you. Insurance companies will want to settle your case quickly and for as little money as possible. This could leave you without enough money to pay for future medical bills and treatment. A qualified personal injury attorney will know when insurance companies are attempting to make your injuries seem superficial and give you less than what you deserve.

At McManes Law, Attorney Skip McManes will be able to get you the compensation you deserve. He knows how accidents can completely change your life no matter how big or how small the accident was. Don’t go through the legal process alone. Make sure that you get the compensation you deserve. Contact Skip McManes at McManes Law today at (770) 645-8801 or Toll Free at 866-612-2481. You can also visit the McManes Law website and fill out our short information form. We will be more than happy to discuss your personal injury case with you and there are no consultation fees.