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.