Filing a personal injury lawsuit can be difficult. It involves balancing
the lawsuit and all of the problems and issues that come along with having
suffered an unexpected injury. The personal injury attorneys at Goldstein
& Hayes are experienced attorneys who can help you with your case.
Contact them today.
Personal injury lawsuits are one of the
most common forms of lawsuits filed in the United States. Most of these lawsuits are based
upon some form of negligence claim due to unintentional or accidental
injuries. Some of the most common types of personal injury include:
Car accident injuries, including pedestrian injuries
Premise liability: These typically involve cases with a dangerous structure
or falling objects
Slip and falls: These are particularly common in retail and grocery stores
Medical malpractice and other medical related claims
Products liability: Injuries to consumers resulting from a defective product
These are not the only types of personal injury lawsuits, as there are
many other types such as intentional torts like assault and battery, or
Common Problems with your Lawsuit
There are many ways in which an individual can decrease
their chances of winning lawsuits, so it is important to fully understand what can go wrong. Most
personal injury cases are remedied through a damages award. This can include
compensation for things such as medical bills, cost of medication, hospitalization
costs, physical therapy and rehabilitation costs, and even compensation
for lost wages dues to inability to work. Other legal remedies can also
be imposed, such as an injunction, which may be imposed on a company or
manufacturer and require them to correct a dangerous behavior.
One of the most common ways that an individual can lose a lawsuit is through
the lack of an expert witness. An expert witness is often required if
a party is attempting to prove negligence, and the absence of one can
result in losing the case. In one recent case, a father was suing a mall
for an injury his daughter suffered on an escalator, but ended up losing
because he failed to provide an expert to give the exact cause of the accident.
Another way to lose your personal injury lawsuit is through assumption
of risk or contributory negligence. If you were negligent yourself and
that contributed to your injury, or you assumed the risk of a dangerous
activity, it may prevent you from winning your lawsuit.
Winning a personal injury lawsuit is extremely difficult if you do not
have the sufficient proof to show who was responsible for your injury.
Taking pictures, writing down descriptions, seeking medical attention,
filing police reports, and getting contact information from witnesses
are all crucial to the evidence gather process if you hope to have a successful lawsuit.
Providing honest and accurate information relating to your personal injury
is also important, as the character of the plaintiff can have a large
effect on the success of the lawsuit.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Finally, one of the most important factors in winning a personal injury
lawsuit is retaining an attorney to assist with your case. Lawyers may
be able to identify legal issues you hadn't considered and can give
you guidance specific to your case. If you have been injured, contact
Goldstein & Hayes today, they are experienced personal injury attorneys
that can help you with your case.