Personal Injury Law in Wyoming
When you hire a Wyoming personal injury lawyer, professionals will have your back. This means that you'll:
- Know whether you have a case, or not.
- Know what your case is worth.
- Be protected from the unscrupulous insurance companies.
- Be protected from the lawyers hired by the other parties involved in the accident.
- Get your case filed on time and with the right procedures.
- Be able to rest and heal, while your lawyer, and his or her team, takes care of your case.
If you or a loved one has been injured in Wyoming, this article will help. We'll summarize:
- The kinds of cases that Wyoming personal injury lawyers handle.
- What you need to prove in a personal injury case.
- Why you should call a lawyer immediately.
- How to find a Wyoming personal injury attorney.
Would a Wyoming Personal Injury Attorney Handle My Case?
If you don't see your type of accident or injury below, that doesn't mean that you can't get help. This is just a listing of the most common accidents and injuries.
- Example motor vehicle cases: Truck, car, motorcycle, airplane, Segway, scooter, pedestrian, bicycle, golf cart, RV, ATV, boat, cruise line, and amusement park ride accidents.
- Example product liability cases: Cars, tires, chemicals, equipment, medical equipment, medical appliances, hair dryers, power tools, medicines, vacuum cleaners, machines, appliances, kitchen tools have all been found to be defective at times.
- Example injuries: Medical mistake injuries, brain injuries, birth injuries, death, dog bites, adverse drug reactions, burns, scars, lacerations, bruises, broken bones, nursing home abuse injuries, slip and falls injuries, food poisoning injury, medical malpractice injuries, and Mesothelioma (i.e. cancer).
Be sure to consult with a qualified Wyoming personal injury attorney to determine whether you have a case.
How Do I Prove My Wyoming Personal Injury Case?
To obtain a favorable settlement or have a jury award you money, usually you must be able to prove negligence.
To prove negligence,
- Show the defendant had a duty to you and failed to fulfill that duty. This failure is called a "breach of duty".
- Show breach of duty caused your injury. This is called "causation".
- Show you suffered loss because of those injuries. This is called "legal damages".
Ask your PI lawyer what you need to prove in your specific case.
Why Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer Immediately?
- You shouldn't talk to anyone about the accident until you consult with an attorney because you may make a mistake that costs you money.
- Evidence is easily lost and needs to be preserved as soon as possible.
- Insurance companies will call you right away, tape conversations, and try to use your words against you.
Each case has a time limit. You must file any lawsuits, if at all, before the statute of limitations expires.
Here are some example Wyoming statute of limitations for personal injury cases:
How Do I Find a Wyoming Personal Injury Attorney?
To find a Wyoming personal injury lawyer, search our site, www.attorneys.org, or ask the bar association or a loved one for a referral.