Personal injury law is an area of law that seeks to recover damages (compensation) for victims of physical or mental injury that has occurred due to the action (or inaction) of another.
What is Personal Injury
Personal injury law is an area of law that seeks to recover damages (compensation) for victims of physical or mental injury that has occurred due to the action (or inaction) of another. Personal injury cases can be filed by the victim, or loved ones, on three bases: negligence, strict liability, and intentional wrong.
~ Negligence – this type of personal injury case includes those injuries that allegedly occur due to the inaction of another (failing to follow safety regulations, etc.).
~ Strict Liability – this type of personal injury case includes those injuries that allegedly occur due to a defective product.
~ Intentional Wrong – this type of personal injury case includes those injuries that are alleged to have been inflicted upon the victim intentionally.
Personal Injury Cases
Although it is not all-inclusive, the following list offers examples of the types of cases that may be considered personal injury:
- Slip and fall injury
- Nursing home negligence
- Aviation/Aircraft injury
- Automobile accident
- Defective product injury
- Exposure to toxic material
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
- Drug injury
- Job injury
- Animal Attack case
Common Personal Injury Questions
What are your fees for personal injury cases?
We are contingency fee lawyers, and do not charge a fee unless we recover money for you.
In which states do you handle personal injury cases?
We can help people anywhere in the United States. We are licensed in Missouri and Kansas, and we co-counsel with attorneys nationwide.
Do you only handle certain personal injury cases?
We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality service, regardless of whether a case is large or small. We believe people deserve compensation for injuries caused by the wrongdoing of others.
Can I handle my own personal injury case?
It’s always best to contact an attorney experienced in personal injury litigation, or an attorney who specializes in a specific area of personal injury law to advise you the most appropriate grounds for filing their individual claims. Remember it costs nothing to ask … and at Barlow and Niffen, we don’t get paid, unless you do!
What are personal injury liabilities and damages?
There are two elements in every personal injury case: liability and damages. The first element involves demonstrating that the person or entity being charged did in fact bear legal responsibility for the injury. Damages refers to the extent or amount of injury or loss that was allegedly suffered on account of the defendant’s actions or negligence.
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