The legal term most typically associated with personal injury lawsuits is “negligence.” It’s a fact of life that accidents happen. But sometimes, accidents and other tragedies are the direct result of carelessness of people or organizations who have a duty to prevent them. Whether through careless driving or knowingly selling defective or harmful products, people and organizations sometimes fail to protect the people who are counting on them.
The legal term “negligence,” refers to the idea of what we owe each other. When you drive a car, you owe it to everyone around you to watch the road. However, there are many other instances when it’s clear a certain safety standard can be legitimately expected. Negligence can also refer to medical malpractice, mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure, abuse from nursing home staff, premises liability, and more.
If you’ve suffered a significant injury, you would be wise to hire an experienced lawyer to help guide you through the process, especially before signing anything. Your lawyer will know how to protect your best interests and has experience assessing these types of situations.
Some of the Lawsuits We Handle
At Brown & Crouppen, personal injury lawsuits are our main area of focus. It’s what we do. Here are some examples of the types of incidents we handle:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
Many factors can contribute to car accidents. This could include distracted driving, dangerous road conditions, as well as incidents involving school buses or large vehicles like trucks.
- Premises Liability
Sometimes, places that are supposed to be safe, just aren’t. Slipping and falling in store due to unsafe conditions, dog bites, and other situations that come up when properties owners lack due diligence.
- On-the-job Injuries and Disabilities
Sometimes, there are dangers present on the job site that no one ever signed up for. Cases of this nature include occupational disease cases, social security disability, and wrongful death cases. Many instances of asbestos exposure happen at work as well.
- Defective Products and Medication
Defective products represent a significant danger to American consumers. When cars, drugs, power tools, cars, medical devices or even the food supply present hazards, the injuries that follow can be severe. People can die.
- Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can happen when errors occur in emergency rooms, infections from procedures, failure to diagnose or making a wrong diagnosis, surgical errors, nursing home abuse, pharmaceutical errors, and more.
Questions about Lawsuits?
If you’re considering hiring a personal injury lawyer, you’re probably feeling vulnerable; it can be one of the most challenging times of your life. While you’ll need to consult with an attorney about your specific circumstances, there are some typical questions and topics that come up frequently. These topics include:
- 3 Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
- Do I need a lawyer?
- Should I file a lawsuit?
- Top 5 Personal Injury Lawsuit Myths
- Questions to Ask to Find the Best Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Case
It’s hard to know what to do after an incident that has caused injury and suffering, or even the death of a loved one. You need someone experienced by your side. Call us today for a free consultation.