Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere. If you or someone you love was critically injured in a preventable accident, you need more than just medical attention. The advice of an experienced legal team could also greatly benefit you at this time. Our team is ready to work hard for you, so please do not hesitate to contact us today.
Most personal injury cases are based on negligence. In essence, negligence requires every member of society to act responsibly and avoid putting others at risk. To establish liability, the plaintiff must show that a reasonably prudent person in the defendant’s position would have acted differently under the circumstances.
Examples of negligence include car accidents caused by drunk drivers, medical complications resulting from a physician’s carelessness, and dog bites that occur when vicious animals are permitted to roam free. In each instance, the responsible party ignored the risk posed to others, and as a result, the plaintiff was injured.
There are examples of personal injury where the defendant acts purposefully to harm the plaintiff. Examples include assault, battery, false imprisonment, trespass, theft, and infliction of emotional distress.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are scenarios in which defendants will be liable even though they did everything possible to avoid causing the harm. The law will hold a defendant strictly liable if someone is hurt while the defendant is engaging in a highly dangerous activity, even if the activity is legal and all precautions are taken. Building demolition and transporting hazardous materials fall into this category.
Another common occurrence is injuries caused by defective products. Liability is on the manufacturer who acted negligently by designing and selling an unsafe product. Or, if certain elements are met, plaintiffs hurt by a defective product may be able to sue under a strict liability theory. Product liability cases have the potential to become large class action lawsuits, involving many plaintiffs and enormous money judgments.
If you have been injured in any way by the harm of others, do not wait, let us get started on your case.