From Thanksgiving to Black Friday to Christmas to New Years, with the stressful time of the holiday season quickly approaching injuries due to motor vehicle accidents are often at an all-time high.
In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that generally, there are “more motor vehicle traffic crash fatalities during holiday periods than during non-holiday periods due to increased travel time, more alcohol use, and excessive driving speed”.
Unfortunately, (and to no surprise) a personal injury due to another driver’s negligence can significantly affect your holiday plans. Thankfully, there are laws in place for you to receive compensation for not only the physical extent of your injury but also the emotional aspect.
Here is a brief introduction to personal injury, the benefits of an experienced personal injury attorney, and how you could receive compensation from the Mobile, Alabama personal injury lawyers at Braswell Murphy.
What Qualifies as a “Personal Injury”?
Personal injury is quite a broad term for a number of reasons. First and foremost, there is a multitude of categories that fit under a personal injury claim. Some of the most common include car accidents, truck wrecks, motorcycle crashes, pedestrian accidents, defective products, injuries to children, premises liability, workplace accidents, and wrongful death.
Secondly, in order for an injury to be a “personal injury,” there are a few specific qualifications that it needs to meet.
Personal injury can include accidents, illnesses, or trauma that affect the physical or psychological status of an individual. It is important to understand that the type of injury and its extent will determine the seriousness of each case.
Personal Injury Attorneys – A Necessary Step
Before you receive any compensation, the help of a dedicated personal injury attorney may be necessary. In many personal injury cases, you could be fighting against massive insurance companies that use the “best” and most expensive lawyers.
Also, personal injury cases can become increasingly confusing with piles of paperwork, investigations, court meetings, and more. Thankfully, there are experienced personal injury attorneys who can help.
Located in Mobile, Alabama the personal injury attorneys at Braswell Murphy understand the tactics used by insurance companies because they used to work for them. If you or a loved one has been injured and you need to hold the negligent party responsible, Braswell Murphy will stand with you every step of the way.
For more information, contact Braswell Murphy today!
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