Personal Injury is a broad term used to describe any civil matter in which an a party or parties have suffered injury as a result of the misconduct or negligence of another party. Personal Injury arises from incidents such as automobile accidents, medical malpractice, construction accidents, premises liability (slip and fall), and a whole host of other incidents.
You will have a valid case if the actions of another party are deemed to be negligent. Negligence can best be described as a failure to do what a reasonable person would do or is required to do under a certain set of circumstances. For example, if a person fails to stop at a stop sign, he or she will rightfully be considered negligent and therefore responsible for damages and injury. A reasonable person would have observed the sign and stopped at it, as would other drivers that reasonably adhere to the law. The negligent driver would be responsible for any injuries, death or pain and suffering caused by his or her actions.
The negligent actions of another party can cause many changes in a victims life. A person would not only face the challenges that come with high medical expenses, but also face loss of income or long-term disabilities, significant physical pain and emotional trauma. Family relationships and marriages can be severely strained by the income loss or disability of the family member.
Although minor injuries make up the majority of most personal injury claims filed, a claimant may still be entitled to substantial monetary damages. Medical expenses, no matter how small they are, including hospital expenses, medications, personal therapy and loss of earnings can be recovered. Additionally, in cases of extreme negligence, punitive damages can be recovered to ensure that the negligence is not repeated in the future.
Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C.: Over 78 years of Combined Experience
If you or your loved ones have been injured by a negligent party, you have the right to fair and just compensation for your medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering. At Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C., we aggressively represent our clients to receive fair compensation and justice for deaths, loss of income or serious injuries caused by the actions of negligent parties.
After a free initial consultation, our attorneys will thoroughly analyze your situation, calling in medical experts and investigators to review and develop a strong case for you. A client should save all medical information, correspondence, and record changes in their daily life as a result of their injuries caused by a negligent party.
If Holmes & Moore lawyers feel that your situation warrants the pursuit of a claim, you could be entitled to monetary damages in many forms. For example, you could be entitled to recover for any costs you've incurred as a result of the incident, including medical expenses, loss of income and long-term disability if you are unable to continue to work. You could also recover damages for the pain and suffering you've endured since you were injured and if you're going to continue to suffer for the rest of your life. Additionally, you could also be entitled to damages for loss of companionship and emotional distress depending on the facts of the situation.
Personal injury matters can be very complicated. Contact Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C. today to discuss your options and to assist in recovering damages on your matter. Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C. lawyers will shield you from having to deal with impersonal, callous insurance adjusters and opposing lawyers and will deliver skilled, aggressive, experienced and compassionate representation throughout the legal process.
At Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C., we strive to offer our clients:
- Free initial consultations
- Emergency service - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Evening and weekend appointments
- Contingent fees in injury cases - no recovery - no fees or costs
- Affordable fees in criminal cases - no hidden surprises
To retain dedicated and experienced counsel in pursuing your personal injury claim, contact Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C. today to review your claim and outline a course of action to resolve your injury and maintain your quality of life.