Suffering through the misfortune of a personal injury can be a life-altering event. It is a very difficult time for those involved, especially when the injury is caused by the fault of another person. The last thing individuals want to deal with is the financial problems caused by the injury. This is where we can help.
Personal injury law (also known as “tort” law) allows the injured person to file a civil lawsuit in court to receive damages for all losses stemming from the accident or other incident. The purpose of the personal injury legal system is to allow the injured person to be compensated financially or “made whole” after he or she has suffered harm due to someone else’s negligent or intentional conduct.
Types of Personal Injury include the following:
- Accidents. Personal injury rules apply in situations where someone acts in a negligent manner, and that carelessness causes harm to another person. Examples include car accidents, slip and fall incidents, and medical malpractice, among other types of cases. Schedule a consultation to learn what your legal options are when you or someone you know has been harmed by negligence.
- Intentional Acts. Personal injury laws apply in situations where a defendant’s intentional conduct causes harm to another person. Examples of this include assault and battery, and other intentional torts. In many of these cases, civil damages can also be pursued alongside the criminal investigation.
- Wrongful death. Personal injury laws apply when the neglect in care by a nursing home or medical facility cause the death of another person. In these cases, the survivors of the deceased, usually close family, can file civil action to be compensated for the loss of their love one.