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What Is A Personal Injury Lawsuit?

A personal injury lawsuit is a civil lawsuit. These lawsuits are filed by a plaintiff who alleges that another person or party acted negligently and caused them serious harm. Plaintiffs choose to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to fight for the compensation that could cover all of the losses that they have sustained.

Compensation comes through either a settlement or a successful court verdict and is supposed to replace monetary losses such as medical expenses and lost wages, as well as non-monetary losses such as physical pain and suffering and emotional trauma.

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Common Forms Of Negligence That Result In A Personal Injury Lawsuit

Many clients are unsure if they have a case when they seek assistance from our legal team because they are unsure if negligence actually took place.

In the eyes of the law, negligence occurs when a person or party fails to act in a way that would be considered reasonable. What is considered reasonable can change drastically between cases which is why it’s always advisable to seek legal guidance negligence is suspected.

In the past, our law firm has represented clients who were able to pursue legal action because of:

Auto Accidents

There are millions of cars on the road each day and frequently the drivers behind the wheel fail to exercise appropriate care, instead choosing to drive drunk, text, groom themselves, read, eat, and talk on the cell phone. These actions take a driver’s eyes off the road for extended periods of time and can cause a catastrophic accident.

Slip And Fall Accidents

Premise liability laws state that anyone who owns or manages a property must take reasonable steps to ensure that visitors can safely enter the property. This means that regular checks of the property must be made and hazards fixed, including those that may result in a slip and fall.

A slip and fall accident might not seem like such a big deal but anyone can sustain a serious injury that could change how they live in the future. Common causes of slip and fall accidents include:

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  • Broken Sidewalks
  • Loose Carpeting
  • Broken Steps
  • Unsecured Handrails
  • Snow and Ice
  • Spilled Liquids

Proving that negligence occurred and that the property owner knew, or should have known, that a hazard existed is extremely difficult which is why it is important to work with a legal team that has successfully worked on similar cases in the past.

Medical Malpractice

Medical errors can cause permanent damage to the health of a patient or even take their life. Medical malpractice comes in many forms, such as:

  • Prescription Error
  • Surgical Error
  • Birth Injury
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure To Diagnose
  • Anesthesia Error

The medical professionals who fail their patients by making these mistakes should be held accountable.

Nursing Home Neglect And Abuse

The elderly deserve our care and respect, yet time and time again our legal team has had to fight for the rights of nursing home residents. A disturbing number of residents in our state are the victims of abuse and neglect. Often, these victims are unable to report the abuse because of their health conditions which is why it’s so important for loved ones to look for the signs that neglect or abuse may be occurring.

Refinery Accidents

Many residents spend their working hours at a refinery. Although these companies offer many job opportunities, the job sites can be the scene of serious on the job accidents.

Taxotere Injury

Many cancer patients have been treated with the drug Taxotere only to discover that the drug has some serious side effects that can seriously impact them for the rest of their lives. Our law firm represents those who have been hurt by the drug Taxotere.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

When a plaintiff recovers compensation, this money is supposed to pay for their actual losses. As such, each case has a different outcome. Our attorneys cannot provide an estimate as to how much an individual case may be worth without first reviewing it.

How Long Does It Take To Recover Compensation Through A Lawsuit?

Lawsuits can take anywhere from several months to more than a year depending on the circumstances. This is because it takes time to go through the discovery phase, during which each side collects evidence to support their claim. If a court date needs to be scheduled then it will take longer simply because of a backlog in the court system.

Why Should I Choose Schuster Jachetti LLP?

Our attorneys have been helping people just like you for more than thirty years. Our goal is to ensure that each of our clients gets them maximum compensation possible in their case. Let our legal team handle your case so that you and your loved ones can focus fully on building a brighter future.

Call today for your consultation.

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