The Bowling Green, OH injury attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher, & Scott ensure that those who have been injured by the negligence of another person recover damages related to their accident or injuries. Personal injury lawsuits encompass a wide variety of “tort” actions. These actions are filed either directly against negligent parties or the insurance policies that protect those parties from liability. Here, we will discuss the various kinds of situations in which an injured plaintiff can recover damages.
When any kind of traffic accident results in injury to one party, that party may file a claim against the other driver’s insurance policy. If they do not carry insurance, there are legal repercussions for them, but you are forced to either sue them directly or file a claim against your own uninsured/underinsured drivers policy.
Cases that involve more serious injuries are the most hotly contested. Insurance companies are not enthusiastic about paying out the entire value of the policy and will often lowball offers to keep their profit margins up. That is where a personal injury attorney can step in and ensure the insurance company pays a fair settlement.
Premises liability lawsuits include slip, trip, and fall accidents, negligent security lawsuits, or lawsuits involving some other dangerous condition on a property managed by a negligent party that results in injury. These also include lawsuits against landlords who are responsible for a dangerous condition, such as dangerous steps, unsanitary common areas, or exposed wiring.
Typically, these lawsuits are filed against a proprietor’s general liability policy or a homeowner’s insurance policy. To maximize your settlement, you must show that you were invited onto the property by the homeowner or into the business as a general member of the public and a dangerous condition that was left on the property caused your injury.
If you were bitten by an aggressive dog, you are entitled to recover damages related to your injuries. Typically, these claims are filed against the owner’s homeowner’s insurance.
In some cases, injured employees may file lawsuits against negligent third parties when equipment malfunctions or a third-party contractor causes their injury. Those who are injured as a result of their own or their employer’s negligence are required to file claims against their employer’s workers’ compensation policy.
When those who provide health services do not meet the prevailing standard of care for the industry, you are entitled to receive compensation for any injuries that result from that failure. This includes situations in which nursing home staff abuse or neglect their patients.
In cases where you lose a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to recover damages related to their lost wages and your own grief.
If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, the Bowling Green, OH injury attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher, & Scott will fight tirelessly to see that you are compensated fairly. Talk to us today to set up an appointment.
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areas of practice we handle, including personal injury, workers’ compensation and insurance claims issues.