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Auto and Motor Vehicle Accidents — From minor impacts up to intersection broadsides, auto accidents are often the result of driver negligence in the other car. Motorists are distracted, aggressive, or under the influence, and they don’t take their responsibility seriously. They may be held responsible for a plaintiff’s medical bills, prescription drug costs, and compensation for lost wages. These cases involve all motor vehicles, even large semi-trucks, and they include both injured drivers and passengers.
Workers’ Compensation — Just about half of workplace injuries cause the employee to miss work or require ongoing medical care. Workers’ Compensation laws were created to protect workers on the job, compensating them for lost wages related to the injury, and rehabilitation and/or retraining if necessary. Employers often drag out these cases, not believing they are legitimate and not wanting to pay the claim. The plaintiffs have the added burden of proving the employer was “at fault” in order to receive a settlement.
Construction Negligence — These claims arise from accidents caused by unsafe construction sites, improper equipment and/or training, faulty machinery, and other dangerous work conditions. Settlements in these cases are intended to cover medical bills, prescription drug costs, and compensation for lost wages.
General Negligence — When a person is injured due to improper care of property and/ or possessions, this is a general negligence lawsuit. These claims encompass a wide range of complaints, including bicycle and pedestrian accidents, animal bites, amusement park injuries, along with homeowner and nursing home negligence.
Jones Act (Maritime) — This act protects maritime workers who suffer accidents while at work. Sailors can receive damages due to negligence attributed to the captain, crew, or the vessel. The criteria of proof are similar to Workers’ Compensation. However, there is “comparative fault, where the plaintiff’s actions are weighed to see if they contributed to the accident. This can decrease the awards accordingly.
Pedestrian Injury — These are injuries to pedestrians caused by motor vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, scooters, or skateboards. Compensation is intended to cover the plaintiff’s medical bills, prescription drug costs, and lost wages.
Premises Negligence (Slip and Fall) — These cases involve a person injured on another’s property and the property owner failed to warn of the potential hazard. The owner may then be found negligent and liable. “Slip and fall” incidents are the most common. They can be caused by uneven or cracked sidewalks, poorly lit pathways, slippery or unbalanced floors, potholes, ripped carpet or rugs, and even bad weather. They can occur on both private and public property.
Workplace Negligence — Not to be confused with Workers’ Comp, these injuries involve negligence on the part of the employer, a fellow employee, or a product, tool, or machine produced by a third party. These are “no fault” cases settled outside the Workers’ Comp claims process.
Wrongful Death — This involves the loss of a loved one caused by the actions or negligence of someone else. Claims under this area include medical malpractice, fatal car accidents, or even an intentional killing. These claims are filed by representatives of the victim’s estate.
An “at fault” case — In many cases of personal injury, it is up to the plaintiff to prove the defendant was “at fault” or responsible for the accident or negligence causing the injury.