Personal Injury cases generally involve the negligence of one party that causes the injury to another person that could have otherwise been avoided but for that negligence. To have a cause of action for negligence, an individual most prove four elements: 1. That one party owed a Duty of Care to the injured party; 2. That the Duty of Care was breached by the injuring party; 3. The breach was the cause of the injury; 4. And the injury resulted in damages.
Damages can include lost wages, loss of future wages if the injury is severe enough to limit an individual from working, medical bills, as well as overall pain and suffering. The party who caused the injury in question generally carries liability insurance. It is the job of the liability insurer to pay out claims as quickly and cheaply as possible. If you are injured and suspect negligence, do not speak to the insurance company on your own, and NEVER sign anything without speaking to a lawyer.
We understand that injuries suffered in an accident are more than just the physical pain. It’s the total disruption of life; spending time in the hospital; doctors appointments; rearranging schedules; asking loved ones to make sacrifices; mental fatigue; and many other things that come up as the result of someone else not doing what they are supposed to be doing. Unacceptable!
Most claims for negligence in a personal injury case must be filed within 2 years of the date of injury. If you are injured in an accident, do not delay! We will look out for your needs. The attorneys at Edmond & Baum have your best interest in mind, the insurance companies do not. Contact us now for a free consultation!