You may have an attorney on call, should you ever need one, but that’s just it! Regular citizens rarely feel the need to call upon their attorney. Why should they? Most of us don’t live in a Law & Order episode. Many have the sentiment that they don’t plan on breaking the law, so why should they need to prepare for a defense? The truth of the matter is that you may not plan on committing a crime, but that doesn’t stop others. You may unknowingly fall victim to one of these crimes, which can result in physical injury. So, keep these scenarios in mind for your own safety!
Many of us put our lives in the hands of our doctors, trusting that years of medical school have prepared them to treat what ails us. However, no amount of experience can prevent mistakes. Worse, some doctors can be careless during procedures. Look at the news and you’ll see reports all over the world of improperly sterilized utensils, sutures being left in the body cavity, improper dosages – the list goes on. Instead of living a life of paranoia and avoiding medical treatment, do your best to research your physicians. Additionally, have a personal injury lawyer to fight for your best interests should something go wrong.
We’ve all seen the commercials for mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure. Many other toxic elements could be present in our everyday life! Pesticides cover our produce and waft in our atmosphere. There are toxins in our soil, our air, and our water supply. Unfortunately, most are unaware of the dangers until the after effects of prolonged exposure set in. Do you trust that your apartment building was constructed without toxic agents? Was lead paint used in your workplace? A personal injury lawyer is well-versed in building codes, dumping laws, and more to protect your personal safety and the safety of your loved ones.
Severe Injury & Disability
There are more than 30,000 fatal motor vehicle accidents each year. This number does not account for public transportation accidents associated with trains, metro cars, streetcars, buses, or the subway. In an increasingly technological world, we have found numerous ways to get from one place to another. At the same time, the number of distractions has increased as well. Even without distractions, a semi truck driver might not be able to see you in his blind-spot. The streetcar may not be able to stop in time. The rails may have iced over. The point is, there are just too many possibilities for injury in your everyday life not to have a personal injury lawyer!