Personal injury cases provide for compensation due to injury caused by the carelessness, negligence or irresponsible behavior of another individual or organization. While those responsible in criminal cases are punished with fines and/or jail, in civil actions those responsible for personal injury are required to pay damages to compensate the victim.
Medical Malpractice occurs when doctors or other healthcare providers negligently fail to comply with the applicable standard of care, consequently causing an injury. Victims of serious injuries related to such negligence should be compensated for their medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other related damages.
Products liability involves injuries caused by unreasonably dangerous or unsafe products. The term “products” can include machinery, medicine, food, motor vehicles, household appliances, toys, tools, clothing, and more. Compensation for injuries from unreasonably dangerous products is similar to other types of personal injury claims.
Wrongful death claims arise when someone has been killed due to the negligence or fault of another. Wrongful death cases can result from motor vehicle accidents, defective products, construction accidents, negligent medical practice and various other causes. Wrongful death claims attempt to recover damages for surviving family members and may include compensation for medical bills, funeral costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, as well as loss of companionship. The goal of a wrongful death lawsuit is to alleviate any financial stress for surviving relatives of the deceased.
Slip and falls, trip and falls and other on-site accidents caused by a dangerous condition of the property or the negligence of another can lead to disastrous injuries that may require expensive medical treatment. A premises liability case seeks compensation for injuries caused by dangerous conditions in places such as retail establishments and other commercial, industrial or recreational properties.
Auto and Other Accidents
In the event of an auto accident, it is important to hire legal representation that can thoroughly investigate your case and ensure that your rights are protected. If you have been injured in an auto accident and the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured, an experienced attorney can communicate on your behalf with your insurance company and provide assistance in obtaining the compensation you need to cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, disfigurement, lost wages and other consequences of a car accident.