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.


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  1. Car Accident Most Common Driver Errors Resulting in Car Accidents

    A list with detailed explanations of the most common driver errors that result in traffic tickets and auto accidents, as well as how to avoid them.
  2. Car Accident Parking Lot Accidents: Fault and Liability

    Parking lot accident liability can fall on a driver, pedestrian or lot owner. An explanation of negligence law, placement of fault and situations where liability occurs.
  3. Car Accident Auto Accident Liability: Tort & No-Fault Law by State

    If you've been injured in an auto accident, you need to know where to file claims: The driver of your vehicle, the other vehicle and insurance company.
  4. Car Accident Car Accident Liability For Cell Phone Use

    Liability and the law for cell phone use while driving, stricter laws regarding teenage drivers, testimony at trial, insurance issues and more.
  5. Car Accident Win Your Car Accident Lawsuit: Best Practices

    14 best practice tips that will substantially increase your chances of winning a car accident lawsuit and maximizing the money damages you can receive.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Car Accident Car Accident Law, Duties, Damages & Defenses

    If you are were in a car or auto accident, this FAQ will explain your responsibilities, money damages and awards you could receive, and defenses if you are sued