A Midland Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
Personal Injury law encompasses every variety of injury to a person’s body, as distinguished from damage to a person’s property. Personal injury law (also known as “tort” law) allows an injured person to file a civil lawsuit in court and get a legal remedy (“damages”) for all losses stemming from an accident or other incident. The purpose of the personal injury system is to allow the injured person to be compensated financially or “made whole” after suffering harm due to someone else’s negligent or intentional conduct. Most of the time, this is accomplished through the negligent person’s insurance carrier – it is what insurance is for.
While the litigation process can be very complex, the basic concept is simple: hold wrongdoers responsible for the harm they cause others. To properly do this, you must first identify the person that caused your injury. This can be simple in a car accident claim where one car hits the other. However, even the most straightforward accident can become complicated quickly when your injury is compounded by a defect in the car or if more than one party shares in the fault.
After determining liability, you must also prove the amount of money you are entitled to. Since the law cannot remedy an injured body, it seeks to substitute your injuries with monetary damages in proportion to your sustained harm. Generally, the more severe the injury, the more compensation you will receive. Harm can include mental and emotional injuries stemming from your physical injuries. To properly account for these claims, it is often wise to consult a Midland personal injury lawyer with a proven track record of success.
Our Midland Personal Injury Attorneys Will Hold All Wrongdoers Responsible
Negligence is a theory that holds wrongdoers responsible for injury-causing actions that fall below a standard of reasonable care. Negligence can arise in any context, including car accidents, workplace accidents, premises liability claims, negligent security, and any other scenario resulting in an injury.
The legal concept of negligence is measured against what a reasonable person would have done under the circumstances. In determining fault, people are not expected to be perfect; they are expected to act as a reasonable person would act under the same conditions. However, when a person’s conduct falls below a standard of reasonable care, that person is responsible for all harm caused by such actions. To hold a wrongdoer liable for negligence, you must prove the following elements:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care
- They breached the duty of care by acting unreasonably under the circumstances
- You suffered an injury
- You would not have been injured had it not been for the actions of the defendant
An expert personal injury lawyer can determine when negligence is present under even the most difficult circumstances. For example, in rear-end collisions: you may think that you are automatically at fault if you rear-end someone else; however, while that is often the case, it is not always so. If the other vehicle was illegally parked or unlawfully stopped on the roadway, or their brake lights were not functioning, they may be responsible for your injuries. If you were injured and are unsure if you are entitled to compensation, it is generally wise to consult an attorney to help you understand your rights under the law.
Our Midland Personal Injury Attorneys are Trained in Product Liability Claims
Product liability is a term used to describe the legal liability of manufacturers or sellers of goods to compensate buyers, users, and even bystanders for damages or injuries suffered because of defects in goods purchased. Product liability law is the area of law governing product liability litigation.
Product liability law provides the victims of dangerous products with legal recourse for any injuries suffered. Generally, a product is required to meet the ordinary expectations of a consumer. A product that has an unexpected defect or danger does not meet consumers’ ordinary expectations. Contact our trained Midland product liability lawyers today to learn how we can help you recover fair compensation for injuries caused by a defective product.
Our Midland Personal Injury Lawyers Can Bring Wrongful Death Claims
A wrongful death claim is a civil action against someone who negligently caused the death of another person. Any tortious injury that caused someone’s death may be grounds for a wrongful death action. Under the common law, a claim for wrongful death had to be brought by the decedent’s survivors (usually close relatives only); however, modern wrongful death statutes have modified that rule. Wrongful death lawsuits seek damages–compensation for the survivors’ loss, such as lost wages from the deceased, lost companionship, and funeral expenses.
In a wrongful death claim, as opposed to other personal injury claims, the plaintiff is not physically injured. A wrongful death lawsuit allows surviving family members to seek justice on behalf of a loved one who passed away due to an act of carelessness or violence.
Recover Full Compensation for Your Injuries
If you’ve suffered an injury, property damage, or any other kind of loss, you may seek compensation from whoever caused or contributed to your harm. In most personal injury cases, the claimant will be entitled to compensation for two kinds of losses (called “damages”): economic and non-economic. Economic damages include expenses such as medical bills and lost income, while non-economic damages account for the intangible harms and human losses resulting from your injuries. A significant component of non-economic damages may involve compensation for your “pain and suffering.” You are entitled to hold the at-fault party responsible for both your out-of-pocket expenses—such as medical care and expenses—and other intangible costs resulting from your injuries—such as loss of companionship or PTSD.
If you have suffered an injury that has greatly impacted your life, a personal injury lawyer can help you recover compensation for all your damages.
Contact a Midland Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Taking the first step toward recovering your damages by calling a Midland personal injury lawyer may seem like a daunting task. However, having a skilled attorney on your team will provide you with confidence that you will receive the compensation you need to move forward. It takes a skilled legal mind to challenge a large corporation and hold them responsible for damages. At The Ammons Law Firm, we will protect your rights and ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries. We have represented clients throughout Midland for more than 20 years and can help you receive the compensation you need to move forward.
If you or a loved one were injured in the Midland area, contact our Midland personal injury attorneys for a free consultation regarding your case.
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