Injured?….Let a jury determine what you are entitled to.
Personal injury law is also known as tort law. A “tort” is “a civil wrong or wrongful act, whether intentional or accidental, from which injury occurs to another. Torts include all negligence cases as well as intentional wrongs which result in harm.” Basically, all personal injuries fall into one of three categories:
1. Intentional torts – purposely inflicting injury.
2. Negligent torts – causing an accident that results in injury.
3. Strict liability torts – manufacturing, marketing or selling defective products that result in injury.
The most common grounds for a civil lawsuit involve negligence. These include motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, swimming and diving accidents, boating accidents and premises liability (slip and fall) accidents. When an accident occurs due to negligence, the injured party may file a claim against the negligent party to recover all their damages. Damages generally include current and future medical expenses, property damage, pain and suffering, current and future loss of income, loss of enjoyment and in certain cases, punitive damages.
In order to prove negligence, you must support your claim with the following 3 facts:
1. Negligence – The other party was negligent.
2. Causation – Their negligence caused the accident.
3. Damages – You suffered damages as a result of the accident.
It is also vital that if you have been injured that a lawsuit is filed before the “statute of limitations” expires. A statute of limitations may prevent you from filing for the damages that are due to you because you have waited too long.
Our office provides professional legal services for almost any type of injury. We not only handle claims for plaintiffs with obvious injuries, but also pursue the more challenging and less obvious injuries such as a traumatic brain injury.
We believe that in order to represent our clients in the best possible manner, our firm must have an understanding of the human anatomy and how it responds to an injury. Therefore, through experience and education, our firm is able to expertly evaluate medical injuries and pursue personal injury claims on behalf of the injured plaintiff.
Our Personal Injury Practice Areas include the following:
- Auto Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Birth Injury
- Boating Accidents
- Brain Injury
- Bus Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Injuries on Dangerous Roads
- Dog Bites
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Railroad Accidents
- Spinal Cord
- SUV Accidents
- Swimming Pool Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
We can help you determine the best course for you to take to recover the maximum amount of damages possible. An injury can last a lifetime . . . shouldn’t you be compensated for yours?
If you or a member of your family needs the services of an experienced personal injury attorney, please contact Michael Anderson at The Ascent Law. I am committed to helping you get justice. Member National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.