If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you have the right to pursue monetary compensation for the personal injury or loss.
The injury can be physical, psychological, or financial and the responsible party can be an individual, a business, or a government entity.
A personal injury is one that is done to a person’s body, mind, or emotions, and a personal injury lawsuit is a case that alleges this type of injury. The goals of a personal injury lawsuit are to identify and compel the responsible party to compensate the injured party for his or her damages.
Common types of personal injury incidents include:
Each year, millions of people are injured – sometimes fatally – in motor vehicle accidents, involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, and bike riders. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, either as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your personal injuries and financial loss.
The negligence of doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other medical professionals can cause serious injuries. There are many different types of medical malpractice, including misdiagnosis, improper treatment, surgical errors, medication mistakes, pharmacy errors, birth injury, and failure to diagnose serious health conditions.
Describes a type of lawsuit that may be brought when someone has been killed due to another individual’s carelessness. Most wrongful death suits arise out of car and truck crashes, nursing home neglect, medical malpractice, construction accidents, or use of a defective or dangerous product. A wrongful death lawsuit allows for the recovery of damages that are unique from those available when someone suffers non-fatal injuries.
When someone is injured while working for their employer, they often will require medical treatment, temporary total disability, or permanent partial disability for compensation. Workers’ compensation laws are complex and have many potential pitfalls and obstacles.
Refers to accidents caused by a dangerous or defective condition on someone’s property. They can occur almost anywhere, from commercial properties to private residences. A wide range of defective or dangerous conditions can give rise to a premises liability claim, ranging from falling down a staircase because of a missing handrail to slipping on a spill in a walkway.
Dangerous and defective products can cause serious injury in the home, in public places, and at work. Improper warnings and operation manuals can also lead to injuries. Examples of harmful products include dangerous drugs, food, consumer products, defective vehicle parts, medical devices, chemicals, and more.