Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Personal injury claims are typically the result of the negligence of another person. As a society, we expect people to act responsibly and avoid putting others at risk. Negligence occurs when a person or entity acts irresponsibly and, as a result, puts others in danger.

When bringing a personal injury case, the injured person must show that a reasonably prudent person in the wrongdoer’s position would have acted differently under the circumstances.

Types of personal injury lawsuits include:

  • Injury and wrongful death cases arising from automobile
  • Bike and pedestrian collisions
  • Trucking accidents
  • Boat and airplane accidents
  • Construction accidents and OSHA violations
  • Premises liability
  • Nursing home liability
  • Other forms of negligence

A successful plaintiff in a personal injury suit may recover damages for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Lost wages
  • Costs and attorney fees
  • Loss of earning capacity.

Personal injury cases require a specialized understanding of the applicable law, the facts of a particular injury, and the civil process. If an accident has impacted your life, consulting with a practiced law firm is essential to determine if you should pursue a lawsuit.