Accident & Injury

Accident and Injury Law typically refers to “tort law" - a civil wrong where one person causes injury to another. The injury suffered by the victim can be to a person’s body, their legal rights or their reputation. Liability for causing harm to someone else revolves around whether the person causing the harm exhibited negligent conduct. Negligence means that a person causing injury did not exercise the reasonable care an ordinary person would use. Common personal injury cases include slip and fall accidents, car accidents, defamation, dangerous drugs, medical malpractice, dangerous products (product liability), premises liability, dog bites and construction injuries. The goal of injury or tort law is to try to put the injured party back into the same position they would have been in had the injury not occurred. Monetary compensation may include recovery for actual damages, future losses, reasonable medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages or earnings, emotional distress, loss of consortium (companionship of a partner), property damages, legal costs and attorney fees. A related and specialized area of Injury Law is Hospital and Medical Malpractice Law, which covers acts by negligent doctors, nurses, hospital staff and employees involved in nursing home abuse.

  1. Car Accident What to do After a Car Accident Checklist

    A critical top ten list of steps to take after a car accident. It will help preserve your case if you file a lawsuit or negotiate a settlement for money damages.
  2. Law & Procedure How to Interview and Retain a Personal Injury Lawyer

    Best practices for hiring a personal injury lawyers, what it costs, the process of going to court, settlements, how long your case may take and answers to other common questions.
  3. Car Accident Obtaining and Understanding Car Accident Police Reports

    Obtaining a "police report” or “incident report” after a car accident is critical to your case. Understand how to obtain these reports and the importance of their contents.
  4. Aviation Accident What to do After an Aviation or Airplane Accident

    A detailed guide explaining what you should do if you or someone important to you has been injured or died in an airplane, helicopter or aviation accident, including law.
  5. Aviation Accident Aviation and Airplane Accident Damages and Awards

    If you have been in an aviation or airplane accident and have been injured, this article will explain the types of damages that can be recovered, liabilities of third parties and more.
  6. Whiplash Whiplash Injuries: Advice, Treatment & Compensation

    If you have suffered a whiplash injury, this detailed article will help you protect your health and preserve your legal rights. Covers auto accidents and other common accidents.
  7. Car Accident Car Accident Laws Concerning Children

    What you need to know about injuries to children in automobile accidents, time limits, statutes of limitations, insurance, filing a case, damages and awards and more.
  8. Motorcycle Accident What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident

    What to do if you've been in a motorcycle accident, how to recover money damages for personal injuries, preserving your case, who is responsible, third party liability and more.
  9. Truck Accident Commercial Truck Accident Law: Prosecution & Defense

    How to evaluate your case if you have been involved in a commercial truck accident. When you can sue, driver responsibilities and defenses, fault, compensation, experts.
  10. Libel & Slander Defamation: Understanding Libel and Slander

    The law concerning libel and slander, legal actions for defamatory conduct. What you need to make a claim, defenses to claims against you and case references, other information.