Personal Injury cases arise out of the physical injury of one person from the result of an accident, someone else’s negligence or an injury which occurred on someone else’s property, and another party is legally and financially responsible to you for that injury. Personal Injury cases are usually resolved in one of two manners, either a formal lawsuit or through the use of an informal settlement.
Unlike situations where the government brings a criminal complaint against a person for committing a crime, Personal Injury cases are civil in nature and filed by one individual against another individual, corporation or government agency with a feel has acted carelessly, negligently or irresponsible and that act resulted in a physical injury or harm to the person.
Informal Settlement, which is actually the way the vast majority of Personal Injury claims are settled, when both sides arrive at an agreement without the use of the civil court system. Most times both parties are represented by an attorney, or one party could simply be insurance company and both parties arrive at an agreement after negotiating terms and finally execute a written agreement which does not allow either side to take any further action on the matter.
After an automobile accident or a motor vehicle accident, you have the right to receive compensation if the other party is responsible for causing the accident. Figure out who is at fault in an automobile accident and addressing who is responsible for causing said accident is the responsibility of your automobile accident attorney. Automobile Accidents resulting from drunk driving can also lead to civil claims against the bar under the “dram shop violations” of the Massachusetts Gen. laws.
Medical Malpractice happens when a person is injured by a doctor or other medical professional, who negligently or carelessly performs their duties and a resulting harm occurs to the patient. There are a number of requirements needed to prove a Medical Malpractice case. The first requirement is to establish that a doctor patient relationship actually existed or that a relationship between the patient and a medical care professional was in existence at the time of the injury. The second is that the doctor, nurse or medical professional such as a pharmacist was actually negligent in performing their duties or did not use the reasonable care needed to perform their duties. The doctors or medical professional’s negligent cause and actual injury which was suffered by the patient. And finally that that injury led to specific damages that could be adjudicated by a court of law.
Slip and Fall accident may occur on any location which is owned by an individual, corporation or government agency and in injury to a person occurred on that property, due to the negligence of the person or entity owning the property.
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