Accidents resulting in injuries are unfortunately common occurrences in Washington. They can happen anywhere, from your car or home to everyday activities like grocery shopping. Many of these injuries are severe and caused by someone else’s negligence. If you have been injured due to someone else’s carelessness, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your losses and injuries.
Defining Personal Injury
Personal injury is a legal term encompassing a specific area of law that allows accident victims to seek legal remedies for the losses they have suffered due to another person’s negligence. Personal injury claims are civil actions filed in court against individuals or businesses legally liable for causing the injuries. By filing a personal injury claim, you can pursue monetary compensation to cover medical expenses, lost income, and other losses resulting from the accident.
Understanding Negligence in Personal Injury Cases
Negligence is the key legal theory in most personal injury cases. It occurs when a person fails to fulfill their duty of care, which is the responsibility to keep others safe. For example, all drivers have a duty of care to operate their vehicles in a reasonable and safe manner to avoid causing harm to others. If someone breaches their duty of care through a careless act, it is considered negligence. An act of negligence resulting in injuries can be the basis for a personal injury claim seeking compensation.
Common Types of Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury claims can arise from various situations. Here are some common examples:
- Auto Accidents: Personal injury claims often stem from accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles.
- Pedestrian Accidents: When motorists fail to pay attention or violate traffic laws, pedestrians can suffer severe injuries in collisions.
- Slip and Falls: Claims arising from slip and fall accidents are also common. Property owners have a legal duty to maintain safe premises for visitors.
- Medical Malpractice: Healthcare providers must provide a standard of care to ensure patient safety. When they fail to meet this standard, resulting in harm, it constitutes medical malpractice.
- Product Liability: Manufacturers can be held liable for injuries caused by unsafe or defective products if they fail to ensure their products’ safety.
Seek Assistance from Our Washington Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, our experienced Washington personal injury lawyers at Alliance Law Group are here to help. We will provide answers to your questions, guide you through the legal process, and offer sound advice to help you make informed decisions. Schedule a consultation with us by calling 253-581-0660 or contacting us online.