Personal injury is defined as quantifiable damage done to the body, mind, or emotions of an individual. The manner in which such an injury is inflicted can be cause for a lawsuit and is one of the more frequent claims made in the court of law – and for good reason. A personal injury that is caused by something outside an individual’s control can have long lasting and life-altering consequences on not only an individual, but their families as well. This is something that should be answered for by the responsible party, but they will very rarely ever admit to the fault. If you feel you have a valid personal injury claim, schedule a free consultation so we can discuss your best steps toward justice.
- Was your injury caused by a defective product?
- Is the product unreasonably dangerous to use as it is intended?
- Can the failure of that product be traced back to a manufacturing error or negligent design?
Strict liability is a type of claim wherein you, as the plaintiff, feel that the product that caused your injury is defective by its nature. This claim is most common for work-related injuries or household injuries where the product in question can be proven to have a history of causing similar or other injuries when being used as directed. No product should be available for public or professional use that will result in an injury – and proving that such a product has somehow passed all the regulations and codes in place to protect the user implies a much greater level of fault than a simple malfunction. The only way to know if your case has this type of merit is to consult with a lawyer who specializes in personal injury law.
- Was your injury caused by another individual with the intent to harm you?
- Do you feel that the actions that caused your injury were taken negligently, or as a purposeful act of violence?
- Did the incident, and/or the events leading up to it, result from false claims/information, or intentional provocation?
This type of claim is not as frequent due to the difficulty of proving an individual’s intent, but it can be very successful if the evidence is approached in the right way. Claims of intentional wrongs are civil proceeding that pertains to the damages you’ve incurred from your injury, and they are not considered an act of criminal prosecution. If you are seeking damages or financial compensation from your attacker, you should schedule a free consultation to discuss whether your case and evidence can support your claims. If you wish to charge your attacker with assault, this is a separate criminal case and you should consult with an attorney who specializes in criminal law (I’m happy to provide referrals).
Contacting me is the first step to finding out if you have a case. Consultations are always free.