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 & Lina, LLC 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 surgical injuries.
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 & Lina today, they are experienced personal injury attorneys that can help you with your case.