Personal Injury 101
Injuries caused by the negligence of others can disrupt your life or the life of your family in a number of ways. We understand that unexpected pain and suffering, medical bills, and missed work can cause financial difficulties. If you didn’t cause the accident, you shouldn’t suffer the financial consequences.
Our attorneys are here to assist you with a wide variety of personal injury claims, helping you pursue full and fair compensation.
If you’ve been injured in any way due to another party’s actions, contact us via online chat, email, or telephone today!
What Justifies a Personal Injury Case?
Personal injury deals with “torts,” and cases in this field of law are based on “negligence.” A tort is “an act or omission that gives rise to injury or harm to another,” and negligence is a legal term that essentially translates to “carelessness.” More specifically, negligence deals with the “duty of care,” in which people owe one another by default in many situations.
For example, when you get a drivers’ license and accept the privilege of driving, you also accept a duty of care toward other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians on the road. This same duty of care applies to any driver who may have harmed you.
How To Prove Negligence and Win a Personal Injury Case
To prove negligence and win a personal injury case, you must show:
- The person who harmed you (the defendant) owes you (the plaintiff) a legal duty of care.
- The defendant violated their duty toward you.
- You suffered an injury.
- The defendant’s violation caused your injury.
If you believe all of the above is true, your situation likely justifies a personal injury claim.
How Much Can You Win In a Personal Injury Case?
The amount of your settlement or verdict will depend on several factors, including the severity of your injury and the evidence our attorneys can gather. Nevertheless, a successful claim can help mitigate the following:
- Missed work while you recover.
- Diminished earning potential.
- Changes to your quality of life.
- Pain and suffering.
- Medical expenses, including your ER visit and emergency transportation.
- Funeral and burial costs in wrongful death cases.
- Other applicable losses.
In some cases, you may also be entitled to punitive damages. These damages are meant to punish the party responsible for harming you and typically come into play in cases like DUIs and intentional torts.
Why Choose Taylor & Taylor Law Firm?
We’re more than just an award-winning personal injury law firm. How we treat our clients is just as important as resolving their case. Because we understand that an accident can be overwhelming, we take it upon ourselves to relieve our clients of the responsibility of dealing with insurance companies or legal paperwork.
Taylor & Taylor Law Firm handles everything, giving you the space you need to rest and recover. And, while we are happy to ease the burden of a personal injury case as much as possible, we also welcome your involvement–you choose your desired level of engagement. Adopting a policy of open and honest communication, one of our attorneys will work directly with you, start to finish.
Contact Us via email, phone, or online chat to schedule your FREE consultation today!