No one is planning to be injured and when the first assumption is that the responsible party will assume responsibility for making you whole again. That is unfortunately rarely the reality. Statistically you or someone you know is very likely to be injured or harmed by no fault of your own and often it’s a personal injury lawyer that’s needed to help make sure the responsible party is held accountable for their actions. Have a look at Gould Injury Law.

Seventy-five percent of all deaths in the United States are attributed to three main causes for adolescents and young adults between the ages of 15 and 24; unintentional injury, suicide and homicide. About half (45 per cent) of people involved in accidental collisions was the result of a motor vehicle crash. These statistics are staggering not only because of the high number of young people dying, but also because of the high number of young people involved in and surviving these car accidents, often with lifelong injuries or disabilities due to negligence on the part of someone else.

One category of individuals regularly suffering accidents is the three million employees who are wounded or killed each year on the job. This is an total of 18 employees wounded or killed each day. The national news is full of reports about miners dying in mines crashing and oil rig employees blowing up in fires but also staff in healthier jobs may be wounded or killed on the job because when they get hurt they rely on their boss to do the right thing.

Unfortunately, most commercial businesses measure the risk of human life and disruption to their operating profits, and thus OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) can consider it impossible to implement workplace protection laws on other firms.

Ideally in a ideal universe the individual liable for physical damage will step in to compensate for hospital costs, missed earnings and any economic damages related to actual harm without lawsuits, but we don’t live in a perfect world and sometimes the affected party bears the expense of personal injury.

Whether an injury is the result of a work-related accident or a car accident, or something else altogether, it is vital to enter into a settlement agreement or litigation with an attorney to protect your interest and ensure that a faulty settlement agreement does not harm you any further.

Based on years of experience and expertise, a personal injury lawyer can sit down with the injured party and assess the immediate and long-term needs. So frequently when wounded, the injured person believes their primary cost may be the imminent hospital expenses and is willing to negotiate on what corresponds to a minimal payout balance without understanding the full scope of possible care costs or probable income loss. It is here where the desire for medical aid pays for itself while an advocate tries to insure that the wounded person is left whole again.