Personal Injury Attorneys Fighting Your Case In Kingston
Personal injury is a vast, varied area of law which is designed to cover a huge range of bases. Whether you have been injured in a vehicle accident or are the victim of negligence, you may be entitled to compensation in the event that you can prove liability on the part of the other party.
What Counts As A Personal Injury?
Personal injury cases can cover a wide range of issues, and these include:
- Motor vehicle accidents: These are among the most common forms of personal injury claims, and they can include a wide variety of causes, including distracted drivers, those under the influence of drugs or alcohol, drivers running a red light, or violation of rules and laws. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident and believe that the other party involved was negligent, you may have a case for personal injury. This category can also include motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, and incidents involving mass transit. Accidents and injuries can also be caused by failing to maintain vehicles or keep them in good, working, roadworthy order.
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents: Some accidents can be caused by those without four wheels; namely, bicycles and pedestrians. These are usually down to a failure to pay close attention to the road or surroundings, and can result in serious injury to other road users.
- DUI accidents: Anyone caught operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol risks causing significant injury to others. If it can be proven that the other party was under the influence and that these circumstances resulted in your injuries, the driver can be held liable and ordered to pay damages and compensation.
- Construction/workplace accidents: Accidents in the workplace are sadly all too common, and construction sites in particular see more than their fair share of incidents, with the number of accidents occurring evidently on the rise. Unsafe working conditions, defective equipment, improper training, or inadequate supervision can all lead to accidents, and your employer could be found responsible.
- Defective products/product liability cases: Defective products are another common reason for personal injury cases. Before a product hits the market, it needs to be thoroughly tested, checked, and ensured that it is totally safe for the needs of the consumer. If a product fails in any of these areas, the seller and the manufacturer could both be found liable if an injury occurred.
- Medical malpractice: In the event that you are injured as a result of medical malpractice, you may be in a position to pursue a personal injury claim against the hospital, healthcare professional, or institution if it can be proven that they have been negligent. If successful, they will then be required to pay damages.
- Slips and falls: Slips, trips, and falls are one of the most common causes of injury, and they have the potential to leave their victims with long-lasting, life-changing injuries. Liability can be attributed to a third party if it can be proven that they have been negligent, such as knowingly leaving a dangerous surface, or ignoring a situation which resulted directly in your injuries.
What Counts As Negligence In A Personal Injury Case?
Personal injury cases are established according to the liability of one party, determined according to negligence. This is defined by two conditions:
- An action was made that a reasonable person would not have done under the circumstances
- There was a failure to do something a reasonable person would have done under similar circumstances
What Are Some Examples of Personal Injury?
Personal injuries take many forms, and some of the most common examples include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs
These all have the potential to incur life changing injuries, and victims may require adaptations and medical treatment for the rest of their lives. These requirements can bring massive costs, and being successful in pursuing a personal injury claim can help you to recover the compensation you need to meet these.
What Can Compensation Cover?
In the event that you and your legal team successfully claim a case for personal injury, the third party will be deemed negligent. If this is the case, they will be required to pay damages for costs and injuries, potentially for the remainder of the victims’ lives. These damages can be used to cover costs such as:
- Medical expenses – any medical expenses which were incurred at the time of the injury will be covered, including visits to hospitals, medication, and surgery. In addition, damages may be awarded to cover any long-term or ongoing treatments which may be required in the future, including long-term healthcare, physical therapy, or access to medication.
- Any physical changes or adaptations to your home which are required as a result of your injury. Common examples include adaptation of your property to be suitable for disabilities or physical limitations, or needing to employ help or nursing support around the home. You can also claim for any modifications required to help make life easier and any damage which has occurred to your property as a result of the incident.
- Expenses to cover any loss of income which may occur while you recover, and any loss of income in the future if you are unable to return to your previous job
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Support for trauma or mental anguish, including access to counselling or psychological support
How Can We Help?
Here at Davis Law Firm, we have helped clients all throughout Kingston to successfully pursue personal injury claims and secure the compensation which they deserve and which can help meet the cost of life-long expenses.
If you feel you have a claim for a personal injury case, get in touch today at (865) 354-3333; our team of qualified, motivated attorneys can help you take the steps you need to seek justice and that a third party is required to pay the damages they owe.