Accidents resulting in personal injuries are a common occurrence in our lives. In addition to auto accidents, we may suffer personal injuries or property damage in accidents in the home, at business premises or on streets and sidewalks. Injuries may also be caused by carelessness of doctors, lawyers and other professionals. You can protect yourself by consulting one of our lawyers if you suffer an injury or property damage as a result of an accident.
To determine whether you have a claim, our lawyer will consider whether another person’s conduct wrongfully caused your loss. There are three kinds of wrongful conduct: negligence, intentional misconduct, and strict liability.
Negligence is the most common basis for recovery of losses from an accident. The law holds individuals responsible for their own carelessness. For example, drivers who neglect to stop for stop signs or doctors who fail to follow established medical procedures.
Recovery for intentional misconduct may result if someone has deliberately hurt you or your property. For example, if someone has deliberately hit you, detained you against your will, or made false statements that injure your reputation.
Individuals and companies may be responsible for damages on the basis of strict liability if they have engaged in dangerous activity, such as conducting blasting operations or keeping wild animals as pets, or if they have manufactured a defective or dangerous product.
Your lawyer can help put a dollar value on your injury. You are entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and the cost of repairing your property. You are also entitled to compensation for any pain, disfigurement, physical handicap, embarrassment, loss of enjoyment of life, mental distress, emotional pain, and other psychological injuries.
Under the law, others may be responsible for your injuries. In the event of such an injury, consult a lawyer as soon as possible. It is important to act quickly to preserve your rights to compensation from those who caused your injuries; any inquiries that you receive should be referred to your lawyer. Your lawyer will estimate the value of your claim and help you collect fair compensation for injuries and damage to your property.
Personal injury cases include:
- Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents
- Bus, Train, Plane Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Slip or Trip & Fall
- Wrongful Death
- Permanent Disability
- Children’s Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Medical Misdiagnosis
- Surgical Mistakes
- Birth Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Hazardous Products
- Defective Products
- Construction Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Bed Bugs
- Hospitality Industry Negligence
- Other types of injuries