FAQ: What to Do When You Are Seriously Injured?

Personal injury or “tort law” involves a wrong, harm, injury or damage done to another. It can include his or her physical body, property, rights, civil rights or reputation.  A personal injury can happen as a result of an accident, such as a traffic accident, a slip or trip and fall, dog attacks, boat or watercraft accident, a result of a faulty or defective product or a faulty repair or because of a mistake during medical treatment.   A personal injury can arise at work or as part of one’s employment.  The personal injury can be physical or psychological.

In the sad and tragic event that a death occurs as a result of someone’s negligence, the victim’s family members may have the right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.  Family members, including parents, spouses or children can file the claim.

Personal injury law causes of action often include negligence actions, bodily injury arising out of an accident, wrongful death, premises liability, product defect, sexual harassment, professional malpractice, lible, slander, and even wrongful termination or discrimination.

If you think you may have a case for a personal injury, please contact my office.

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