Personal Injury Accidents
Personal injury actions, including medical malpractice, premise liability, and products liability actions; are designed to compensate victims for the intentional and negligent actions of others. Essentially, the law seeks to compensate victims and their families for pain and suffering, lost earnings, loss of consortium, and at times award punitive damages in the event of gross negligence. Common personal injury claims include those arising from motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls and construction accidents, including falls from scaffolds and buildings. However, they may also include those arising out of assaults and batteries, even sexual assaults and murders, or when victims are injured on the premises of others.
Accidents involving motor vehicles are among the most common causes of serious injury and death in the United States each year and encompass the broadest and most frequent personal injury claims. Automobile accidents are a class of tort cases which derive, for the most part, from the basic tort principles of negligence. Negligence is generally defined as the lack of ordinary care and is the failure to use a degree of care that a reasonably prudent person would have used under the same circumstances.
Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are an invaluable part of our modern society, and we entrust them with our health and our lives. Most of the time, this works out reasonably well.
Premises and Slip & Fall Accidents
Injuries suffered on another’s property- whether it is at a home, store, office, or commercial building- are often the result of negligent maintenance or even complete disregard for the safety of others. If you or a family member has been injured in a slip-and-fall or other accident away from your home you may have a premises liability claim.
Construction & Workplace Accidents
When you are the victim of a work-related injury, your ability to provide for your family may be in jeopardy. As a result of this, your need for compensation is crucial.
When you buy a product at a store or from a website, you expect it to work as advertised. You don’t expect it to malfunction, and you certainly don’t expect it to hurt you in the process.