Have you or a family member been the victim of someone else’s negligence which resulted in an injury or wrongful death. Are you aware that you have the legal right to sue those responsible for an injury or death caused by their negligence? Under the law of torts, victims of another’s negligent, reckless or intentional behavior may be entitled to compensation from the person, company, agency or other entity which caused loss or damages. Tort claims, otherwise known as personal injury claims, make up a large portion of civil litigation in court systems. These types of lawsuits occur when situations, like car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse/neglect and other accidents, caused by someone else, results in an injury or death.
There are over 31 million injuries a year in the U.S. with 100,000s of deaths a year attributed to the negligent, reckless or intentional actions of another which could have been avoided. Of these millions of injuries sustained, 3 million people a year suffer injury as the result of a car accident with 40,000 people being killed in those accidents. Truck accidents in the U.S. cause about 60,000 injuries a year with over 5,000 deaths. Medical mistakes account for the deaths of around 98,000 people a year. Every year many people are hurt or killed by someone else’s wrongdoing. This explains why personal injury trials, or tort trials, comprise nearly 60% of trials nationwide.
Personal injury lawsuits are complex, but can be successfully managed by an experienced attorney specialized in personal injury cases.
Personal injury (tort) laws enable people to recover compensation for damages caused by another. In order for a person to successfully recover compensation, they must prove that the injury or wrongful death was directly caused by the wrongdoing of another. For example, if a person slips and falls on a wet floor at a movie theater and sustains an injury as a result, they must prove that the wet floor (caused by someone else) was the cause of their fall which resulted in the injury sustained. Another example, if a family member dies on an operating table because a surgeon did not provide the standard of care which other surgeons would in that situation, it must be proven that surgeon failed to provide the standard of care and the death resulting from their actions.
Victims of another’s wrongdoing, in Michigan, can depend on the expertise of a personal injury attorney when they decide to practice their legal right to compensation in the pursuit of justice for the damages they have suffered due to another’s negligent, reckless or intentional actions.