For most people, the services of a personal injury lawyer are high on the “Hope I Never Need” list. Yet, sometimes even the unthinkable happens, and the personal injury lawyer becomes much in demand. This is the lawyer who will represent you in a complicated injury claim against someone or some company that is charged with serious harm against any family members or yourself.

Personal injury lawyers are often needed after the following:

* injuries due to car accidents, often involving alcohol, whose severity is
measured by type of injury, amount of medicals bills, and amount of hospital
and/or recovery time
* medical malpractice charging careless or incompetent services from doctor,
nurse, hospital, laboratory, or other medical provider
* exposure to contaminants
* disabling accident that can cause permanent disabilities
* insurance company refusal to pay

Personal injury claims seek compensation for harm from a person or company. Negligence is a major claim, usually in the form of an automobile accident in which someone has been injured due to the carelessness of another. Professional malpractice usually cites a medical figure. Product liability puts the cause on a defective product rather than a person.

Your personal injury attorney will seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and any pain and suffering that has resulted from the accident. Personal injury attorneys are usually paid a percentage of the money that is obtained, which is called a contingency fee. In most personal injury cases, if no money comes from the suit, the client does not owe the personal injury attorney any fees.

If you or a loved one has suffered from any of the above injuries or has any other injury claim, you should seek the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer. The most common way to find a personal injury lawyer is by asking for a referral from your friends. Inquire as to how a friend came in contact with the lawyer. In addition, the local bar association in your town or nearby towns usually has referral services. Also, it may be helpful to ask the advice of other lawyers whom you may know.