Personal Injury Law
When an accident happens, it more often than not is a consequence of one or more person’s negligence. When someone files a personal injury lawsuit, they are alleging that someone else is responsible for their injuries, and that that person should provide financial compensation in order to make up (as much as possible) for the damages suffered by the plaintiff. These cases can become very complex, especially when different levels of fault lie with the plaintiff and the defendant. Some of the basic premises of personal injury law include:
The individual who caused the accident may be free of responsibility if the injured party was intruding on an area that they were not permitted to go, or if they were in an area where they should have expected the risks which caused them to be injured.
If an employee harms someone while on the job, in some cases the employer may also be held liable.
If a piece of property is poorly built and/or maintained, the property owner may be liable for accidents that occur because of the hazards arising from the poor shape of the property.
Makers, as well as distributors of toxic or defective products may be held responsible for the harm done by their products, whether or not the source of the problem is discovered
Personal injury law, also referred to as tort law, can be complex and involve a number of factors. The most common types of personal injury cases involve medical malpractice, product liability, and car accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured or become ill due to the negligent or careless actions of another person or group, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To learn more about your rights as a victim, contact an experienced and dedicated Rhinelander personal injury attorney.