Personal Injury Law
Also known as tort law, personal injury law handles cases dealing with harm or injury to the body, mind, or emotions. While criminal law involves the prosecution of the offender by the government, personal injury law consists of the plaintiff seeking direct compensation from the defendant.
Considering the wide variety of cases that fall under personal injury, it can be challenging to understand your options and rights. Here the Law Offices of Kamille Dean breaks down everything you need to know about personal injury law.
Personal Injury Basics
Suppose you suffer from an injury due to the fault of someone else’s negligence or irresponsibility. In that case, it is unfair that you become responsible for your medical bills, lost wages, and just compensation. Seeking out a personal injury claim against the responsible parties is a great way to ensure justice is served for their wrongdoing. While accidents resulting in injury occur all the time, it is vital to understand if they qualify as personal injury cases.
The first condition the plaintiff must prove to have a legitimate personal injury claim is the “duty of care.” This means they must prove that the defendant had an obligation to avoid foreseen behaviors or omissions that could lead to harm or injury. When the plaintiff can prove the defendant had a duty of care, the defendant is then considered negligent and a lawsuit can be filed.
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
There is no “typical” personal injury case considering no two cases are exactly alike. Due to the different factors one must weigh through when navigating individual cases, hiring a personal injury lawyer is your best bet to get the compensation you deserve.
Some of the most common cases we see as personal injury lawyers include:
Over 3 million people are injured in motor vehicle accidents in the United States every year. This statistic not only includes vehicle on vehicle collisions but also motorcycles, pedestrians, and bicycles. No matter if you were a driver, passenger, or pedestrian, if someone else was at fault, you deserve compensation.
If you become injured at work, more often than not, you will not be able to file a claim directly against your employer and must instead file the claim through the Workers Compensation Act. While they will cover aspects such as medical bills and lost wages, you will not receive pain and suffering.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 4.5 million dog bite injuries occur in the United States every year. With more than 800,000 requiring medical attention, it is often necessary to seek compensation from the dog’s owners to cover medical bills.
Wrongful Death Accidents
If you have a loved one who has died due to the negligence of another party, no matter the cause, your family has the right to hire a personal injury lawyer to seek compensation. While money does not replace the deceased, it will help cover burdens such as medical and funeral expenses.
Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer
When you or a loved one has been wronged, it is crucial to hire a personal injury lawyer. The Law Offices of Kamille Dean makes sure that they represent every person who has undergone unjust actions. We believe that all actions should be held accountable, and without the help of a personal injury lawyer, your chances of receiving your just compensation are negligible.
Kamille Dean has over 15 years of experience when it comes to handling the most sensitive of personal injury cases. As a lawyer, her enthusiasm and dedication to your case will achieve the best possible outcome. While there are countless unavoidable ways to find yourself or a loved one in a situation where they deserve compensation, call Kamille Dean at (602)-252-5601 or contact us today!