Personal Injury Claims
We are a Personal Injury Law Firm for injured people. We do not represent insurance companies.
Personal Injury Law includes all types of civil claims for physical and mental injuries which were caused by other people. Personal Injury law is also called Tort Law. Personal Injury Claims include: Medical Malpractice Cases, Medical Negligence Claims, Nursing Home Injuries, Birth Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Car Accidents, Motor Cycle Accidents, Bus Accidents, Truck Accidents, Bike Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Workers’ Compensation Cases, Work Place Injuries, Work Related Accident Claims, Construction Accidents, Industrial Accidents, Injuries from Dangerous Roadways, Defective Products, Tools, Medications, Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, and Drugs, Fires and Explosions, Slips Trips and Falls, Unsafe Premises, Dog Attacks, and General Negligence Cases. If you have been injured, we can help.
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All Personal Injury Cases have common considerations, yet every case is different. Outcomes are driven by specific facts of each individual case. The way in which those facts are presented by the lawyer handling the case will make all the difference in the ultimate outcome.
Every Civil Case has two primary parts. Lawyers and Judges refer to the first part as “Liability.” Very generally stated, “Liability” is the question of who is right and who is wrong under the law. For example, if a driver disregards a stop sign and causes an accident, he or she is liable for the accident. If both drivers are to blame, fault will be apportioned between them under the laws of comparative negligence.
Liability considerations are different in each individual case. Personal Injury Cases often involve a complex analysis of factual and legal issues. Your interests are best served by consulting with an attorney to discuss your specific fact pattern to determine if it presents a case that is worth pursuing.
The second major part of a civil case is called “Damages.” This is the question of how badly were you hurt by the conduct that gave rise to the case. In other words, what were the harms and losses caused by the defendants. The person bringing a case, also called the Plaintiff, has the burden to prove that it is more likely than not that the injuries claimed were legally caused and/or factually caused by the conduct that gave rise to liability. Proof of Damages generally requires that an expert witness establish the causal connection between the injuries and the event at issue.
“Damages” in personal injury actions can be further broken down into the two categories of “Economic Damages” and “Non-Economic Damages.”
“Economic Damages” can be directly measured in economic terms. Examples of economic damages are: lost wages; loss of earnings or earning capacity; medical expenses; fringe benefits; household services; the costs of household modifications; property damage; funeral expenses; burial costs; estate administration costs; economic support, and the like where applicable. Generally these items of damage can be proven with receipts, bills, income statements, income tax returns, and other documentary evidence. Often Economic Damages are proven through use of expert witnesses in economics and vocational evaluators.
“Non-Economic Damages” are commonly referred to as Pain and Suffering. As Judges and Lawyers think about it, non-economic damages also include: Embarrassment and Humiliation; Loss of Life’s Pleasures; Scarring and Disfigurement; Loss of Guidance, Tutelage, and Moral Upbringing; Loss of Consortium. The value of the Non-Economic Damages Claims vary greatly on a case by case basis.
Wrongful Death Actions and Survival Actions have additional items of recoverable damages, and different rules about who can recover damages under these laws.
The bottom line is that if you have a Personal Injury case you need a skilled personal injury lawyer to fight for you. We have the knowledge of the law, the resources, and the skills necessary to maximize your recovery through negotiation or Trial. Each case must be evaluated and aggressively pursued properly from the beginning in order to obtain the results that you deserve. Let us fight for you.