Our practice is committed to easing the heavy burden placed on you and your loved ones as you cope with the devastating results of a serious personal injury or untimely death. We aggressively seek financial retribution for physical and emotional damages you may have suffered as a result of someone’s negligence or malice.
You can file a personal injury claim if another person (or an organization) has inflicted bodily or emotional harm on you. The responsible parties can be held accountable regardless of whether their actions were intentional or accidental. Personal injury cases encompass a wide variety of accidents and maltreatment, including slip and fall injuries, nursing home abuse, car accidents, defective product injuries, exposure to toxic material, medical malpractice, drug injuries, job injuries, and wrongful death.
There are three different categories in which a personal injury claim can be filed: negligence, strict liability, and intentional wrong.
In negligence claims, the plaintiff’s personal injury has been caused either by the defendant’s reckless and careless actions, or by their failure to provide reasonably safe conditions. For example, a driver can be sued for negligence if he or she irresponsibly speeds through a red light, injuring other people in a resulting crash. Similarly, a supermarket is obligated to provide their customers with a safe shopping environment. If falling merchandise or slick floors lead to personal injury, then the store can be sued for its negligence.
Strict liability claims generally deal with defective products that cause personal injury. As long as the consumer correctly followed instructions and used the product in the way it was intended, manufactures may be held liable for injuries sustained from that product’s use.
Finally, intentional wrong claims are filed if the defendant purposefully and maliciously harms the plaintiff. Oftentimes intentional wrong claims are filed in conjunction with criminal litigation. The perpetrator guilty of assault and battery can be sent to jail on criminal charges, while the civil lawsuit forces them to pay a settlement to the victim.