What is personal injury?
A personal injury occurs when a person has suffered some form of injury, either physical or psychological, as the result of an accident, where as violation of another’s rights for which the law allows an action to recover damages.
The most common type of personal injury claims are traffic accidents, accidents in the work place, assault claims, accidents in the home, aviation, nursing home neglect and sexual abuse. Indeed, there are a multitude of types of accident and the term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents.
One such case involved subcontractors who were installing a communication satellite at a truck depot. While installing the satellite, one of the plaintiffs stepped backwards through a skylight that was the same color as the tin roof. A co-worker, was on the ground and attempting to catch or break the clients fall. Both were injured and one suffered a brain injury. This lawsuit resulted in a $4.2 million verdict for our client.
Also, our firm represented an individual who was severely injured while operating a personal watercraft. His leg was amputated from the knee down as a result of the defective manufacture of this personal watercraft. This particular case resulted in a $3.4 million judgment for our client.
What can I do?
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free legal consultation, contact us today!