Personal Injury: Overview
When you have been injured in an accident you can be left with the physical and emotional damage, as well as the never ending medical expenses. It is often the fault of another party that caused the injuries in the first place and you should not be left paying for their mistake. Seeking compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit can be the best option for many that require and deserve some form of financial assistance. This can be used to cover medical bills, lost income when you are debilitated from working or pain and suffering. An injury can impact your life in many ways and through a legal case you may be able to reduce the negative effects that are faced.
Building a Case
Establishing fault is critical and an attorney from our firm may be able to help you do that. There are many pieces of evidence that can be used in favor of victims. It will be important to show that there was in fact an injury cased and that it was a direct result of the negligent actions of the responsible party. Insurance companies will often try to get you to settle for less than you deserve and before you do you should consult with us as soon as possible. Call our office to find out more. The following links provide information on some areas of personal injury law that we are able to assist in:
One of the highest causes of injuries and deaths, car accidents can lead to severe trauma that some may never be fully healed from. The victims of a car accident can be penalized for the negligence of another driver. If a case can be established proving liability of the other driver, damages may be recovered.
Thousands of people fall victim to truck accidents each year. These incidents can involve a lone truck that slips on the ice, two trucks that collide or a truck and another vehicle. Due to the large mass of a truck it is common for the passengers and driver of the other vehicle involved to deal with more substantial injuries.
A motorcycle can lead to serious injuries since the riders have far less protection than those in other motor vehicles. Without the guard of a car around you or the restraint of a seatbelt, a driver can be thrown from their motorcycle, possible facing more than just the breaking of their bones, but the crushing of them. Drivers of larger vehicles may not always notice motorcyclists and their failure to pay attention leads to injuries and fatalities each year.
When a child is born it is often one of the happiest times of the parents life. That joyous moment can be darkened by the infliction of a birth injury. There are a number of reasons that injuries during pregnancy or at birth occur; some of them being the fault of the doctor or other medical professional. Failing to provide a patient with a certain level of care can lead the medical facility or worker dealing with liability issues that hold them responsible for their actions or failure to act.
A construction site can pose many dangers and the workers on a site are always required to be on guard. Safety precautions are a must and any failure to implement and carry them out can fall on the shoulders of employers and other liable parties. These cases may even involve a third party such as a contractor, worker or manufacturer of faulty work equipment.
There are countless drugs on the market today that serve various functions to control and better the health of consumers. Drug companies make many promises that they are not always able to meet. While side effects may be given, the extent of them are not always stated up front. In addition, testing may not be conclusive enough prior to a drug going out on the market and it is not until later on after the product has been placed into the hands of thousands, that further harmful side effects may be given.
When consumers purchase an item they expect it to work in the manner that is described. Not only do some products not work as they are intended to, the degree of error in them can cause injuries to those using them. This may be a tire that blows out and leaves the consumer suffering injuries or even a wrongful death. Manufacturers, retailers, distributors, designers, suppliers and others can be held liable for a faulty product.
Dog bites are suffered by around 4.7 million people each year, with many of the victims requiring emergency medical attention and even the need for reconstructive surgery. A bite can cause both physical harm, infection and other internal damage. It is the responsibility of the owner to look after their dog and their failure can leave them liable for the injury another person has suffered due to a bite.
When crossing the street it is important to be alert. However, drivers on the road also have a responsibility to keep an eye out for pedestrians. They may fail to observe and individual crossing the street or can swerve around a corner, failing to come to a stop. Pedestrians may face catastrophic injuries without any form of protection to guard them against sustaining physical harm.
School is a place where children and worker spend a large portion of their day. While learning is the main focus at a location, recreational activities can also come into play. This and other reasons can give a school ground potential for injuries to occur. An injury may happen on the playground, during a field trip, in a bus accident or other means. If there is another person that is responsible for the injury that resulted, there may be grounds legal action.
Slip & Falls
A slip and fall accident can happen anywhere when there is an uneven surface, poor lighting, slick floors, an item in the walkway or other causes that make it challenging to move around the location. Some cases of slip and falling may be the fault of the owner, when they failed to provide a safe location. This may be a home owner, local city government or a business owner that can be put in a place of responsibility.
There are many different types of job locations; some may possess more of a threat of danger than others, but all workplaces have some potential for injury to occur. It may be the result of a fall off of a high scaffold of being struck by a falling object that is responsible for a worker being harmed. Workers' compensation may not always be enough and if a third party is responsible in some way, further action can be taken against them for compensation.
A wrongful death may be the result of another person's carelessness or negligence. It is a fatality that could have been prevented had the individual responsible been more cautious. It can be a hospital worker, a drunk driver or other individual that's negligence causes an victim to lose their life and their family to have to deal with the loss of a loved one.