All personal injury cases involve some element of negligence, as well as suffering on the part of the victim. Beyond this, however, cases vary significantly. Attorneys for personal injuries must therefore be able to handle a wide array of legal matters, including the following:
From speeding to running lights, a variety of problematic behaviors can lead to deadly collisions. Although those responsible for negligence-based car accidents may be charged with driving infractions and misdemeanor (and in some cases, felony) crimes, these penalties do little to placate the victims who face severe physical and emotional trauma, as well as devastating financial losses. Fortunately, victims can seek civil damages, which may cover medical bills or loss of wages.
Personal injury cases may also involve other types of vehicles. Truck and bus accident lawsuits can be quite complex, in part because the driver’s employer may have access to formidable legal resources.
Slip and Fall
Property owners are responsible for keeping their premises reasonably safe. This means promptly cleaning up spills and removing any debris that may harm visitors. If property owners fail to abide by these responsibilities, they may be liable for the victim’s injuries. Unfortunately, proving that a property owner did not sufficiently maintain his or her premises can be tricky, which is why it is important to work with a knowledgeable attorney who employs an extensive investigative process.
Wrongful death occurs when an individual or company’s negligence proves fatal for the victim. In wrongful death cases, the victim’s loved ones seek compensation for their emotional suffering. Additionally, remuneration may cover the cost of burial and any medical expenses incurred before the victim passed away. Wrongful death cases can overlap with a variety of types of personal injury, including car accidents, medical malpractice or premises liability. An array of individuals and businesses can be held liable for wrongful death. However, in some circumstances, government agencies are immune from wrongful death claims.
Other Matters Handled by Attorneys for Personal Injuries
In addition to the practice areas detailed above, attorneys for personal injuries also handle the following types of cases:
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Products liability
- Premises liability
- Dog bites
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding their injuries, personal injury victims desire justice and remuneration for their suffering. Whether you or a loved one was harmed by a driver, a business owner, a medical professional or some other negligent individual, it is in your best interest to seek counsel from a lawyer you can trust. The Reeder Law Firm is a great resource to turn to during this difficult time. Reach out today to learn more about our personal injury services.