Accidents can and do happen. People are injured in a seemingly endless variety of ways every day, often while engaging in ordinary behavior that is not particularly dangerous. However, when an accident happens because of the conduct another person or entity, the injured party may be entitled to recover for the resulting damages, including medical bills and lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.
Indentifying the liable parties in an accident, proving responsibility, and establishing the injuries caused can be complicated matters. If you are considering a personal injury lawsuit, it is important that you consult an experienced lawyer to ensure that these and other issues are properly weighed before you proceed, and that your rights are fully protected. Our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers can evaluate your case, develop a strategy unique to your situation, and fight for the compensation your deserve.Legal Basis for Personal Injury Claims
"Negligence" is the legal theory upon which many of those who are injured in accidents base their claims for damages from the responsible party. The term refers to a person's failure to act in a way that a reasonably prudent person would under the same circumstances. Negligent behavior runs the gamut from speeding, texting while driving, and failing to use a turn signal to a store clerk's failure to clean up a spill or a doctor's wrongful diagnosis. A person need not intentionally cause another harm in order to be considered negligent. Indeed, the theory is generally used in situations where reckless behavior has unintended consequences. However, if those consequences lead to injury or damage, the victim can seek to hold the negligent party legally responsible for expenses or other losses incurred as a result of the negligent conduct.
For example, negligence often occurs on the road. When it does, the accidents caused can have far-reaching effects for injured drivers and passengers, as well as their families. Doctors’ bills, missed work, and vehicle damage are just some of the things drivers have to deal with when they are involved in a crash. Seemingly minor injuries can also end up taking months or years to heal, and provide an additional basis for potential damages against a negligent party.
Additionally, there are certain situations in which a person or entity may be held "strictly liable" for damage caused even without proof of negligence. For example, a manufacturer who makes a defective product - anything from noxious drywall to a malfunctioning lawn mower - that later causes harm to a user may be considered legally responsible under a strict liability theory.
If you have been injured in an accident or as the result of another's negligence, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Midwest Green Card LLC Immigration and Legal Services. Our attorneys are well-versed in the issues that often arise in personal injury cases, and we seek to maximize the compensation recovered for injured parties. We provide dedicated and personalized service to our clients, and work to resolve their cases favorably so that they can move on with their lives following an accident. Contact us online or call 773-562-6884 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.