Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury applies to injuries of the body, mind, or emotions. The typical personal injury case involves an automobile accident, but personal injury claims can arise from any situation where one party’s negligence causes injury to another. Negligence is a party’s failure to use reasonable care; simply put, the party is careless. Negligence is the basis for liability in most personal injury lawsuits, including medical malpractice.
Other bases of personal injury include strict liability and intentional wrongs. Strict liability holds designers and manufacturers strictly liable for injuries caused by their defective products. If you were injured by a product designed or manufactured in a way that made it unreasonably dangerous when used in a manner it was intended for, you have a valid personal injury claim. Intentional wrongs are rare, but, unlike a criminal case, involve a civil proceeding in court brought by an individual or entity.
To help you decide whether to accept a settlement offer, our firm provides you with a realistic assessment of whether a lawsuit based on your claim will be successful. Nevertheless, the decision to accept a settlement offer is yours, not ours. Our goal is to guide you to the resolution that you feel is best for you. If necessary our firm can guide you to obtain the legal assistance you need when and if the time arises.