America – By the People, For the Lawyers!

In our founding documents it states that the United States of America is a nation built by the people and for the people. Unfortunately most of the laws in our society and civilization have been reshaped by lawyers and sometimes in a self-serving way. One cynical person in our online think tank stated; “America; By the People, For the Lawyers!”

Of course immediately one of the lawyers in the group labeled him a cynical person, which he immediately admitted freely. But he said; “just because I’m a cynic does not mean I am not correct.” So the question is what do you think? This is an article of pure opinion as you can tell.

Are we still a nation built by the people and for the people or are we a modified hybred; being built by the lawyers and for lawyers. If lawyers make our laws and we have to hire a lawyer to tell us what those laws are and then hire another lawyer if those laws are inadvertently or accidentally broken then who are we truly serving; ourselves “The People” or the lawyers to whom we have to pay money to for advice on how to live or run our businesses.

The cynic in the group suggested that in his business, which is a successful construction firm, he had to call his lawyer every time he wanted to use the company restroom to make sure it was okay? Indeed, it has not got that bad yet, but it surely could at the present rate in my humble opinion.

I certainly hope this article is of interest and that is has propelled thought. The goal is simple; to help you in your quest to be the best in 2007. I thank you for reading my many articles on diverse subjects, which interest you.

What the Lawyer Can Do for You in Case of Personal Injury

Personal injury refers to any injury caused to you by the act of commission or omission of any other person and also includes psychological damages. Even a slip or a fall comes under the purview of this category. You stand to receive compensation if you were to fall in front of any shop due to an obstacle and you can sue the shop owner for not having noticed the obstacle at the entrance of his shop. In fact, all accidents in which a person receives bodily injuries come under the broad category of personal injuries. In all such mishaps where you have to undergo treatment at a hospital and foot the medical bills, you can theoretically sue any other person or organization if you think the injury was a result of negligence of some other person.

You must have seen all that advertisements on TV and internet regarding the benefits of hiring the services of an attorney in cases of personal injury. Well, you always thought that these lawyers are always interested in charging exorbitant fees and that it is better not to take help from them. Nothing can be farther from truth. Though it is true that attorneys make a living out of helping victims like you, it is equally true that they are the ones knowing everything about the law and also about how to get the maximum compensation for you. In any case, you are going to pay the lawyer out of the settlement amount you receive from the insurance companies of the defendant. So why not make use of their expert advice.

Personal injury lawyers know all about the laws pertaining to personal injury and they know the clauses which ensure you get a decent amount of compensation. There are many types of claims which you may not even be aware of, and lawyers play with the loopholes of the law in a legal manner to make it look that your injury was totally a result of other person’s negligence, even though you may have contributed to the accident in a major way. You may think that you are entitled to only up to the amount you have got yourself insured for, but there are clauses which entitle you to a bigger compensation and thi9s is where the knowledge of insurance laws comes handy.

In any case, different states have different laws pertaining to personal injury and the compensations a victim is entitled to, and it is not possible for a common man to interpret all of them. Hiring the services of an attorney is always beneficial as he is using these laws day in and day out. You cannot estimate the value of different bodily injuries as well as a lawyer. In fact, he can add up all the injuries and also include many other things such as mental loss and the loss of income because of absence from work to increase the value of compensation for you. You may not know it, but you also stand to receive compensation for not being able to provide sexual pleasure to your wife.

How the Lawyers Determine That the Injured Party Has a Solid Case For Claim

Personal injury claims are a way to get a reward for the injuries and sufferings that a person goes through as a result of an accident. This accident has to be happened due to the rashness and neglect of another person who gets to be held liable in order to pay the compensation to the injured party. Lawyers play a very important role in these cases and most of the credit goes to them if the claims are won or lost.

Personal injury claims are being based on different types of injuries that can be the resultant of different types of accidents. So, there are different types of lawyers as well who deal in their respective genres of personal injury claims. After getting injured due to a specific kind of accident, the victim is supposed to consult with the lawyer dealing in that branch. It is not a compulsion but it is highly recommended and advised in order to achieve the maximum results. The first step, that is supposed to be taken on the behalf of the lawyer who is being consulted by an injured party, is assessing the extent of fault.

The lawyer is to determine after having listened to the details of the accident whether the claimant has a solid case or not. There are many victims who think that are free of fault but after discussing it with lawyers they come to know that it is they who are to be held responsible for that accident. This is the very basic criteria of a claim that is to be made on legitimate grounds. The injury should be assessed in a truthful manner. All the questions come afterwards once this is being established that the fault belongs to the accused party.

Then, the lawyer makes sure that the victim has gone through an injury that can be physical, emotional or financial. As far as the physical injury is concerned, the lawyer asks for the medical report in this regard. Through this, he establishes the intensity of the suffered pain and makes it a point on which the claimant is to be compensated.

And the rest is the matter of legal proceedings that are dependent on the presentation style of the lawyer, how he makes his client appear on a righteous stand by proving the fault of the guilty party with the help of evidences. This is the reason that the specialist and professional lawyers are considered vital for the success of the personal injury claims.

The contents of the article are provided for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended for a legal advice.