At Thomas, Conrad & Conrad Law Offices, we have handled thousands of personal injury liability cases for clients who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. Also known as tort law, personal injury law gives an injured plaintiff an opportunity recover compensation when he or she has been harmed due to someone else’s negligent or intentional act.
There are many situations that can lead to personal injury liability cases, including:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Most personal injury cases in the United States stem from car accidents. Motorcycle accidents and crashes involving big rigs and other types of large vehicles can cause grave injuries that require costly ongoing medical care, and may even result in the death of a loved one. Oftentimes accidents happen because a driver isn’t paying attention or fails to follow the rules of the road. A negligent driver may be held financially responsible for an injured person’s medical bills, lost wages and other damages.
Premises Liability Cases
Often known as “slip and fall” cases, premises liability is a very common type of personal injury case. Slipping on a wet floor, tripping over a carpet, or falling on ice can cause serious injuries or death. Property and business owners have a legal duty to keep their premises reasonably safe and free of hazards to ensure that those who enter the property do not become injured, and may be liable if they were negligent in doing so.
Compensation In Personal Injury Cases
Economic damages include compensation for evident financial losses such as:
- Medical bills
- Loss of past and future earnings
- Costs of repair or replacement of property
- Wrongful death
While there is no set formula for determining a dollar amount for non-economic damages, you may be able to recover compensation for non-monetary subjective losses as well. These damages may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship or consortium
Punitive damages are not often awarded in personal injury cases, but if a person or entity that caused your injury or death due to particularly egregious, reckless or intentionally wrongful behavior, you may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to other damages.
If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, call us at 610-674-0772 or contact us to schedule a consultation with the skilled legal team at Thomas, Conrad & Conrad.