People suffer injuries all the time. Maybe they fall off a ladder and break an arm. They could be involved in a car accident. They could undergo surgery performed by an incompetent doctor. They may slip and fall in the bathroom.
Some of these incidents may be caused by your own negligence or clumsiness. However, many personal injury cases are caused by third parties. Examples would be a drunk driver slamming into your car or a doctor performing surgery on the wrong arm.
If you were injured by another person’s negligence, it’s important to preserve your legal rights. You could sue and receive compensation for your damages. The Fishers personal injury lawyers at Holland & Holland can review the details of your case and determine your rights to compensation.
There are two elements involved in every personal injury claim: liability and damages. First, it is determined if the other party is liable for your damages. This refers to whether or not the person’s negligence caused your injuries.
If he or she did cause your damages, to what extent? What sorts of losses did you suffer as a result of the damages? You have the legal right to receive compensation for your losses.
Negligence is the main factor in personal injury cases. However, many cases are based on strict liability. This is especially true in the product liability field. If a manufacturer designs a defective product, you as a consumer would not have to prove negligence. Instead, you have to prove that the product was dangerous and caused your injuries as a result of a defect.
A personal injury case could also be based on an intentional wrong, although this is rare. For example, if someone hits you on purpose, you could file a lawsuit for assault and/or battery. If the other party is convicted of causing you personal injury, that person could be held criminally liable for his or her actions and face punishment such as fines and jail time.
If you were injured by a third party and suffered damages, seek legal help from the Fishers personal injury lawyers at Holland & Holland. Discuss the details of your case with us and we’ll help you achieve a favorable outcome.
There are many ways in which a person could be injured by another party. Common types of personal injury include the following:
Accidents and resulting injuries can happen to anyone at any time. While some injuries are minor, many can result in long-term and even permanent medical care. Getting the money required for medical care is important.
The Fishers personal injury lawyers at Holland & Holland will fight for your legal rights. We can help you recover compensation to help pay for medical bills, property damage, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages. Contact us today at (317) 581-4400 to schedule your free consultation.
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