If you have been injured because of someone else’s wrongful behavior, you may be entitled to win damages in court. To win, you must prove certain facts that entitle you to damages. You can claim damages for many different aspects of your injury, including past and future medical bills, lost work time, and pain and suffering. Damages for pain and suffering are often several times as large as damages for medical bills and lost work time. In negligence cases, your damages may be reduced if the accident was partially your fault. In a few states you cannot receive any damages if the accident was even one percent your fault.
A personal injury case is usually based on negligence, intentional tort, or strict liability. To prove negligence, you must prove that the defendant failed to fulfill a duty to you (the duty to drive safely, for example), that this failure caused an accident, and that the accident injured you. You can prove an intentional tort by showing that the defendant acted with the intention of harming you – like by punching you in the nose. In some cases you can win based on “strict liability,” without proving the defendant was at fault. Strict liability may apply if you were injured by a defective product.
We handle a wide range of personal injury claims involved accidents such as:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip & Fall Accidents