According to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection, injury is the leading cause of death for people aged 1 – 44. Each year, millions of people are injured and around 214,000 people die from injuries. Personal injury can be a challenging, but temporary setback that eventually allows for a full recovery, or it can be a life-changing event that affects both the injured party and his or her family. We know physical, emotional, and financial costs associated with personal injury can be overwhelming and distressing. Bills often begin to add up and income may be halted if you are unable to work due to your injuries.
If you have sustained injuries caused by someone else’s fault, you deserve to be compensated and our personal injury lawyers can help. Our attorneys will look at the totality of your injuries, help you get the medical treatment you need, and evaluate both the short and long-term effects of the injuries you sustained. If needed, we will hire medical professionals to review medical records, evaluate injuries, and to testify at trial. Gathering this information is very important in order to aid in your recovery and value your case.
Common causes of personal injury
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Dog attacks
- Car accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Construction site accidents
- Product liability
- Children’s injuries such as playground accidents, bus accidents, and swimming pool accidents
- Abuse and assault
Whether it is intentional or negligent, if your injuries are caused by someone else’s fault, you deserve to be compensated. Our clients will occasionally ask us what happens if they were found to be partially at fault for the injuries they sustained. For example, if a pedestrian crossed the street against a traffic signal and was struck by a car, is he or she out of luck for recovery?
Our answer is: Not necessarily. Let’s say that the driver was drunk and driving the wrong way down a one-way street. Fault would be apportioned based on the facts of the case and recovery would be reduced by the amount of the plaintiff’s fault so long as the plaintiff was not at fault for more than half of his or her injuries. In this example, if fault was apportioned at 10% to the pedestrian plaintiff and 90% to the drunk, wrong way driver defendant and the pedestrian suffered $100,000 in injuries and damages, she would receive a $90,000 award from the defendant.
Depending on each individual case, recoverable damages may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Lost earnings
- Loss of future earnings based on what you would have been capable of earning had the injury not occurred and what you will be limited to earning due to your injury
- Lost profits for a business owner
- Life expectancy
- Disability, impairment, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Loss of services, society, and consortium
- Punitive damages
If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury due to someone else’s fault, contact an Atlantic City personal injury attorney with The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. to schedule a consultation. Our attorneys are experienced, skilled litigators and negotiators who want to see that you and your family are compensated for the injuries and damages you have sustained.