From time to time we hear about an accident that someone has had, whether it was in the workplace, on the way home or elsewhere. Occasionally we may hear about a claim made in the event of an accident and sometimes we hear that the law has also got involved.
But will the law protect you in the event of an accident? Will it help you to put right the wrongs that have been done against you?
The fact of the matter is that it all depends on the accident in question, who was to blame and whether there’s any evidence of negligence. I’m no law expert, but what I can tell you is that an expert such as Adame Garza will know a lot more about it than I will. A lawyer who specializes in accidents will be able to tell you what you’re entitled to, what you can do to make sure it doesn’t happen again, and where you can get help from.
Sometimes you just have to accept that accidents happen, unless of course someone is badly injured or killed. Sometimes accidents are no-one’s fault, sometimes they are everyone’s fault.
I didn’t have the right equipment
When I badly burnt my right arm in my old place of work, I was told that I should have been wearing more protective equipment. The trouble was that my old place of work had not supplied me with such equipment, which meant that it was their fault.Learning this, I was able to take them to court, and sue the company, but before I did, they offered me a nice sum of money that kept them out of court.
The lawyer that worked with me on the case made me understand how and why my old place of work were at fault, and how I could bring up a case against them. He also told me that I should make the company an offer for an out of court settlement. I did, and because the business didn’t want to be taken to court, and because they didn’t want the bad press, then the were more than happy to pay up.
Work with a lawyer who knows
In some cases, the law will protect you in the event of an accident, but you will have to speak to someone in the know first. Make sure you have all of the facts about the accident to hand, and speak to a lawyer who can help you.