If you have sustained injuries in an accident, you are likely facing a variety of challenges. At the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara, we understand that serious injuries often come with a host of issues, both medical and financial. You don’t want to face them alone. A Central personal injury lawyer will work to protect your rights and help you move forward with your life.
You Deserve Fair Compensation for Your Injuries
We know that each personal injury case is unique, and that determining the amount of compensation you are eligible to receive depends upon a number of different factors. Therefore, having an experienced Central personal injury lawyer examine your case can help you determine how to proceed with your claim.
Below, we discuss the most common types of injuries our firm deals with. We also explain which elements you must prove in order to move forward with a personal injury lawsuit.
People are expected to exercise due care in their lives. They have an obligation to care for the safety of others. If someone is negligent in this duty and causes injury to you as a result, you may be able to receive damages.
Car Accident Injuries
Many serious injuries occur as a result of car accidents. Car accident injuries come with several legal challenges, including:
- Determining who is at fault/liable
- Getting insurance companies to pay up
If you were the passenger of a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the driver’s insurance company. Even if you were driving the vehicle and were partially at fault for the accident, you may still have a case.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Property owners have an obligation to keep their property free from potential hazards. If you suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident, you may be able to recover damages if:
- The property owner knew about the hazard but failed to do anything about it.
- The property owner says that they did know about the hazard, but someone in a similar situation would have known about it.
Dog Bite Injury Cases
In personal injury cases involving dog bites, the dog owner is often held liable. This is regardless of where the injury occurred, whether it was on your property or public property. The owner may be still be liable even if the injury occurred on the owner’s property. Your Central personal injury lawyer can advise you regarding determining compensation for this type of claim.
Medical Malpractice Claims
You may have a medical malpractice case if a medical professional administered unreasonable or incompetent medical care. In reviewing your case, your Central personal injury lawyer will examine the standard of care exercised in your case, as well as look for three major areas:
1) Lack of Informed Consent
To prove lack of informed consent, you must show that either:
- The medical professional did not fully inform the patient of the benefits and risks of a certain medical procedure, or
- The medical professional performed a procedure on a patient against his or her wishes.
2) Mistakes in Treatment
Proving mistakes in treatment involves meeting two elements:
- The medical professional made a mistake in the treatment of the patient’s condition; and,
- A reasonable, competent doctor would not have made the mistake in treatment.
3) Improper Diagnosis
As with proving mistakes in treatment, proving improper diagnosis involves meeting these elements:
- The diagnosis was made improperly; and,
- A reasonable, competent doctor with the same information would not have made the same mistake andwould have made the correct diagnosis.
In order to review your medical malpractice claim, your Central personal injury lawyer will retain a medical expert from the field in question.
Business owners are also under obligation to exercise due care regarding their employees. This includes ensuring that the workplace is safe. For example, the business owner should provide a hard hat in areas where a hard hat is appropriate, as well as provide protective gear and equipment for employees handling dangerous chemicals.
Fall injuries may occur at work if there is unattended water on the floor, or if a platform lacks proper securing with a railing or banister of some sort. In general, if you have suffered a work-related injury, you may file a Workers’ Compensation claim.
Defective Product Injuries
You may also have a personal injury claim if injury or death of a loved one resulted from a defective product. Examples of defective products may include:
- faulty brakes on your car
- malfunctioning medical product or device
- playground equipment
What Types of Damages Can I Receive for My Injuries?
Your Central personal injury lawyer understands that dealing with any of the injuries listed above can be extremely distressing. He can help you recover monetary damages for your losses, including:
- medical expenses
- lost wages
- pain and suffering
To Learn More, Contact a Central Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries, seek legal help as soon as possible. An experienced Central personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of J. Price McNamara can walk you through each stage of the personal injury claims process. Call today for a consultation.