ASK A LAWYER:
If I have suffered a personal injury based on someone else’s negligence, who should I contact first -- a doctor or a lawyer?
If you have suffered an injury, it is certainly important to seek medical attention and treatment before consulting a lawyer. The severity of the injury will have an impact on whether the case is worth pursuing, and a personal injury lawyer will want to know what medical treatment and diagnosis has been given to you.
Are “injuries” in a personal injury case strictly defined as physical? Can I be compensated for my emotional and mental injuries?
AInjuries would include both physical and psychological symptoms. It is more difficult to obtain
compensation purely for emotional or mental health injuries, although that may be possible depending on the particular circumstances of the incident that gave rise to the injuries.