Personal Injury

Personal injury cases can be defined as physical, mental or emotional harm that is caused by the action or the neglect of another, and someone else may be legally responsible for that harm. Some of the more common personal injuries are listed below:

  • Motor Vehicle Collision
  • Slip and Fall Accident
  • Premises Liability
  • Work Related Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Animal Bites

Personal Injury cases can become formalized through civil court in which the injured party seeks to find others legally at fault through a judgment, although more commonly, these disputes may be resolved through informal settlement before a lawsuit is filed.

  • Formal “Lawsuit” A formal personal injury case usually begins when an individual files a civil complaint against another person, business, corporation, or government agency, alleging that they acted recklessly or irresponsibly in association with an accident or injury in which harm was caused.
  • Informal Settlement Typically most disputes over fault for an accident or injury can be resolved through an informal early settlement. The settlement commonly takes the form of negotiation, involving those that are personally involved, insurance companies, and each side’s attorneys. The negotiation is followed by a written agreement in which both sides renounce any further action and instead settle the matter through payment of an agreeable amount of money.