Every day, lives are affected by devastating accidents. Victims suffer tremendous emotional stress and physical pain. They are left with financial burdens as a result of expensive medical care, lost time from work, diminished earning capacity and rehabilitation costs. Our dedicated attorneys want you to know that you do not have to face these challenges alone. We are here to help you through your struggles and we will stand by your side.
With Ramsay & Ramsay by your side, you may be able to maximize your injury claim and recover the full amount of compensation that you deserve. The insurance companies will undoubtedly underpay or will even deny your claim in some cases, leaving you with far less than you are legally entitled to.
If you or a loved one has been injured by another individual or doctor’s negligent action, then let our experience work for you! We have the skills to negotiate with the insurance companies and to take your case to court if necessary. Let us seek justice on your behalf, call our office today to learn how we can help you through this difficult time.
Personal injury is the term used to describe physical and mental injuries that occur because of someone else’s negligence, intentional actions, or strict liability.
Negligence means the other party failed to act with reasonable care. For example, imagine you are in your car stopped at a red light when another driver rear ends you because he or she isn’t paying attention. If you suffer physical injuries in the crash, those would be personal injuries due to the other driver’s negligence. Any damage to your car is property damage, not personal injury because the car is an object, not a person.
Most personal injury cases involve negligence. To have a valid case, your personal injury attorney must be able to show that your injury was caused by the negligence of another party. To prove negligence, your injury lawyer must prove four separate things:
Duty of care: The negligent party had an obligation to act prudently to avoid injuring the other party.
Breach of duty: The negligent party knowingly exposed the injured party to a substantial risk of injury or didn’t even realize undefined(but should have) that there was a substantial risk.
Direct Cause: The negligent party’s deliberate acts, or lack of action, caused the injury.
Harm: The injured party suffered a financial loss because of the negligent party’s negligence undefined(a medical bill, for example, would be a monetary loss).
Intentional harm means the other person set out to hurt you. This includes cases of battery, physical and sexual assault, and false imprisonment.
Strict liability means that anyone involved in the production, distribution, or the sale of a defective produce can be held responsible if the product injures someone.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
There are several common types of personal injury cases:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Medical and dental accidents
- Injuries that occur because products malfunction or fail
- Work related accidents
- Wrongful death
Most personal injuries fall into the category where someone else is held legally responsible for your injuries and monetary damages. Damages fall into two principal categories, economic and non economic damages. Economic damages typically relate to a wage loss claim and non economic damages include but are not limited to the following:
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life’s pleasures
- Cosmetic disfigurement
- Loss of consortium