A case may need a personal injury attorney when the negligence of another person or business entity causes injury or damage to you. A personal injury attorney proves negligence when a person or business does not use the care that an ordinary person or business would use in a given situation. For instance, a reasonable person avoids rear-end collisions with other vehicles. A construction business would build a home that has the appropriate level of safety. Reasonable people keep their eyes on the road when driving. Examples of negligence include the driver who rear ends another vehicle, the dog owner who does not confine their dog as required by the Pennsylvania dog law, or the property owner or contractor who does not safely construct the walkway and someone falls because of the unsafe construction. A negligence case does not require an intentional act that causes injury or damage. An intentional act could come under the umbrella of negligence. However, negligence occurs whenever a person or business does not use the appropriate amount of care that a reasonable person would use in their situation.
Other examples of negligence which may require a personal injury attorney include premise liability, dog bites, product liability, medical malpractice, professional liability, wrongful death, trucking accidents, failure to supervise, and negligent hiring. There are also other types of personal injury cases.
Civil lawsuits are about making the insurance company live up to their end of the bargain.
A personal injury attorney may be needed in cases of;