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Personal Injury

Personal injury is a term that encompasses a large scope of injuries and accidents. The laws surrounding personal injury are designed to protect the rights of victims and family members in the events of accidents caused by negligent actions of another person. However, these laws can be extremely complex and difficult to understand. When you are personally victimized and suffer an injury, it is best to seek legal counsel with a personal injury attorney who can handle your claim and fight for your rights.

Personal injury can refer to various practice areas. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Wrongful death claims
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord and back injuries
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dental TMJ injuries
  • Catastrophic injuries

Theories of Personal Injuries

Personal injury lawsuits involve the victim proving the liability of another party. There are three different areas in which a person or party may be responsible for your personal injury. These include:

  • Intentional actions causing harm: A person or party intentionally acted in a way to cause harm to the victim. Because these actions are not covered by insurance policies, your lawsuit would directly target the person or entity responsible for your personal injury or property damage. Both criminal and civil lawsuits may be filed
  • Negligent actions causing harm: A person or party failed to act responsibly to prevent harm to others. In order to file a personal injury case on the basis of negligence, you must be able to prove four things:
    • The party responsible must bear a duty to protect the victim from harm (for example, if the party was the employer in a workplace injury accident)
    • The responsible party did not uphold his or her duty to prevent an accident
    • The responsible party's lack of action caused personal injury to the victim. The victim sustained personal injuries as a result of the responsible party's actions
  • Strict Liability: The responsible party is not directly responsible for the victim's injuries, but can still be held accountable. Strict liability is often used in circumstances of dog bites or animal attacks, wherein the owner of the pet can be held responsible

Contact Legal Help for Your Injury

If you were injured as a result of another party's negligence or were harmed intentionally by someone else, you might be entitled to a claim. Speaking to a personal injury lawyer is the best step you can take in attaining the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. Our personal injury attorneys can help you get the compensation you need, so call us today for a free consultation.