What Is A Personal Injury Case?

The legal definition of a personal injury is an injury to the body, mind, or psyche caused by another's failure to use reasonable care. If you're suffering from injuries due to someone else's neglect, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact an experienced attorney at LaCourse Law to determine if you have a case.

If An Insurance Adjuster Calls Me, What Should I Do?

Do not give a recorded statement to their claims representative. The insurance company of the other driver is looking for any mistake you made that could have contributed to the accident so that they can claim that the accident was partially your fault in order to reduce their payout. You can always tell the insurance adjuster to contact your attorney if you have one. 

What Damages Are Available In A Personal Injury Case? 

1. Economic damages: Medical bills, lost income and earning capacity, property damage, and the cost of future treatment.

2. Non-Economic damages: Pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life.

3. Punitive damages: These are meant to punish the defendant and deter this type of conduct- punitive damages are rarely awarded. 

Am I Eligible For Compensation If Someone Else Caused My Accident?

If you have damages and injuries due to someone else's negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to compensation for your injures. It is important to discuss your case with an experienced injury attorney to get professional advice and guidance on your situation, preferably before you talk to any insurance company.

Who Can Be Held Responsible For My Injuries?

The party or individual that caused your injuries due to their own negligence can be held responsible. However, as every case is different, the person who can be held responsible for your injuries can depend on the cause of your injury. In the case of medical malpractice, the person who can be held responsible may be a specific doctor, or it could be a team of surgeons, whereas, in an auto accident case, the other driver may be held responsible.

Can I Receive Compensation From A Store If I Am Injured Due To A Slip And Fall Accident?

As all cases are different, the specific facts of each case can determine whether an injured person can receive compensation from a store for a slip and fall accident. Stores have a duty to keep their floors clean and safe for customers, and should have their employees routinely inspecting the floors to make sure there are no potentially dangerous areas. If there is a substance on the floor that someone can slip on, and a plaintiff can show the substance has been there for a good amount of time (and/or the store had notice of it), then he or she may be able to recover damages.