Becoming injured during the course of day-to-day life can be a devastating experience. Personal injuries are especially awful when you know the injury was preventable, but another party’s negligence led to your pain and suffering. However, negligent parties can be held liable—legally responsible—for the damages their rash actions caused, and victims have the right to sue liable parties in an effort to receive financial compensation for their injuries. If you suffered an injury and want to discuss your legal rights with a personal injury lawyer in Hamilton, contact the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. for a no-cost consultation.
Personal injuries happen every day
According to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30 million people visit the emergency room for unintentional injuries each year, and more than 161,000 people lose their lives due to unintentional injuries annually, making this the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Whether due to a motor vehicle accident or a premises liability issue or any other cause, these staggering numbers show that people sustain personal injuries—often through no fault of their own—every day.
Common personal injury cases
Although no one starts out their day anticipating becoming injured, personal injuries can, sadly, happen in many ways. Here are some of the most common case types we have seen at our offices:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Uber accidents
- Lyft accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Train accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability issues
- Product liability issues
- Nursing home neglect or abuse
- Trip and fall accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Spinal cord injury
- Work injury
- Wrongful death
Establishing liability and negligence in civil court
If a personal injury occurs because of another person’s negligence, that person can be held liable in civil court for damages resulting from their negligent actions. A person can be considered negligent if they act in a way that is deemed to be inappropriate or lacking reasonable precautions. For example, if a person is speeding while driving a car and fails to stop for a stop sign and collides with another vehicle, their negligent actions (speeding, running a stop sign) can make them liable—or legally responsible—for damages to the other vehicle and injuries to the people inside of it.
Hamilton personal injury attorneys
If you need a personal injury lawyer in Hamilton, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can assist you with filing a claim in civil court. We are committed to helping injury victims get justice. We can be your courtroom advocates in pursuit of the recovery of damages. Damages are calculated during legal proceedings based on factors such as extent of injury, injury severity, lost wages resulting from being too injured to work, and medical care costs related to the injury. These damages are then given a dollar amount which can then be paid out to you in the form of cash compensation. Call today for your free consultation.