What Kinds Of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?
There are all kinds of lawyers, and many, many of them. In fact, there are roughly 50,000 in Massachusetts alone. Some handle corporate work, some handle divorces, or real estate, criminal cases, etc. There are also many lawyers in Massachusetts that handle accident cases, and they are called personal injury lawyers. But what kinds of cases do personal injury lawyers handle?
Generally, personal injury lawyers handle accident cases that were caused due to negligence. These are cases filed against the person or company that caused the injury. But, they are actually handled and dealt with by insurance companies.
For example, of you are injured in car wreck, your car accident lawyer will mostly deal with the car insurance company, rather than the person that caused the accident. Similarly, if you have a motorcycle accident, the claim is handled by the insurance company for the driver that caused the accident.
If you have a slip and fall accident in Massachusetts, the claim would be filed against the property owner that owns or controls the property where you fell. But the actual claim would be handled by and paid for by the general liability insurance company that insures the property. This applies to all slip and fall accidents including accidents at rental properties, snow and ice cases, etc.
Basically, Boston personal injury lawyers handle all types of accident claims that were carelessly caused and resulted in injuries. These claims are handled by insurance companies, so a very large portion of a lawyer’s day consists of communicating with insurance company claims adjusters.