Personal Injury Claims
Every Personal Injury Claim, regardless of it is car accident, slip or fall, employment liability and whether intentional, negligence, or strict liability, has two basic issues. Does it have liability and damages? Was the defendant liable for the damages sustained, and, if so, what is the nature and extent of your damages? If you can prove liability and damages, the system of justice will award you compensation for your loss.
Car accidents are the area in which most personal injury claims arise, provide a good example of how the personal injury claims system works. You have a negligence claim in a “fault” state if you are injured by a driver who failed to exercise reasonable care, because drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care anytime they are on the road. When they breach that duty and your injury results, personal injury law says you can recoup your losses. They personal injury claims system is the same for slips or falls and employment liability.
Negligence reaches far beyond claims stemming from car accidents. It is the basis for liability in most personal injury lawsuits, including medical negligence.
Personal injury claims solicitors are able to provide sound and experienced advice concerning the assessment of personal injuries and the success factors in pursuing a legal claim for damages arising from such injury.
A person who has suffered a catastrophic injury as a result of negligence and misconduct may have a substantial claim for damages.
Certain clients can have suffered catastrophic injuries, such as brain injury and spinal cord injury. Others clients are devastated over the wrongful death of a loved one. In such instances a party may be able to claim damages arising from the negligence which has caused these life changing events and devastating injuries.
In many instances where you ‘slip and trip’ on, for example, a flawed or broken surface or slippery floor in a shopping centre, restaurant or hotel, you may have a valid personal injury claim. Such accidents are not always someone else’s legal responsibility, but in those cases where they are, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.