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Personal injuries caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or malpractice can leave victims with extraordinary emotional stress and financial obligations. Personal injury is an area of law that allows victims to pursue money damages as compensation for the harm they’ve suffered due to the misconduct or inaction of others. Also known as tort law, personal injury law encompasses a vast array of cases in which a person suffers bodily harm or property damage because of someone else’s conduct. These cases include, but are not limited to, car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, worker’s compensation, and wrongful death accidents to name a few.
Each victim in a personal injury case can file a claim against the at-fault party for the recovery of money damages. These damages are intended to compensate victims for the physical and emotional damages they’ve suffered that were caused by the at-fault party. In many cases, where severe injury or death results, the family of the victim can file a lawsuit and seek compensation on behalf of their injured loved one. If you, or someone you know, has been the victim of a personal injury caused by someone else, our award-winning injury lawyers are ready to offer advice and guidance about the merits of your case at no charge to you. Every victim of a personal injury is encouraged to contact our experienced team of injury lawyers to discuss the details surrounding your case.
DO YOU HAVE A CLAIM?
- Did the person or company being charged act carelessly or negligently? For example, if the driver of a pickup truck crashed into a motorcycle because the pickup truck’s driver ran a red light, the driver of the pickup truck would be considered to have acted negligently under the law.
- Did the careless or negligent conduct cause the victim to suffer personal injuries? In the example above, if the motorcycle driver sustained a broken leg or other injury in the accident, the pickup truck driver’s careless or negligent conduct would be considered the legal cause of the motorcycle driver’s injuries.
- Did the victim’s injuries cause the victim to suffer financial or emotional harm? Working with the above example again, if the motorcycle driver’s broken leg resulted in medical bills, emotional pain and suffering, or lost wages from having to take time off from work, the motorcycle driver would be entitled compensation in the form of money damages.
WHAT IS NEGLIGENCE?
Negligence is a legal term used to describe a situation in which a person or company fails to exercise the level of care that a reasonable person would have exercised under the same circumstances. In a personal injury case, proving negligence amounts to placing the legal blame for the victim’s injury on the person or company who caused the victim’s damage. An example of negligence would be a business who failed to mark a wet floor with a “Wet Floor” sign, which caused an innocent victim to slip and fall. In that scenario, the business’s misconduct would be deemed the legal cause of the victim’s injuries, and the injured party would be entitled to financial compensation.
Common examples of personal injury cases include, slip and falls, nursing home abuse, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, dog bite cases and others. If you feel that you have been the victim of such negligence and would like to file a personal injury claim, call or email our experienced team of injury lawyers today. It is critical that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible regarding your case, as there are specific timelines in which you must file your claim. Depending on which state the incident occurred in, a personal injury victim has between two (2) to three (3) years from the date of the incident to file their claim.
If the claim is not filed in the required time frame, the injured party loses the ability to file the claim. The legal expertise needed to file a personal injury claim is only one call away.