Most personal injury lawsuits require a plaintiff to establish the defendant’s negligence. If you can establish negligence, you should be able to recover compensatory damages. These are damages intended to put you back in the position in which you would have been had there been no negligence. All states have statutes of limitations that govern personal injury claims. To protect your right to compensation, you would need to file your claim before the statute of limitations expires.Premises Liability
Our injury attorney can help you bring a premises liability lawsuit if you were injured or if a loved one was killed on another party’s property. Property owners and occupiers are supposed to keep their property reasonably safe for use by people who are lawfully on the premises. There are numerous conditions that can make property dangerous, including building code violations, poor maintenance, slippery floors, broken rails or stairs, falling merchandise, defective elevators or escalators, rotting beams, and cracked sidewalks. To establish liability, you will need to show the property owner’s actual or constructive notice of the dangerous condition that resulted in the accident. Constructive notice means that the property owner should have been aware of the dangerous condition, even if it actually was not.Apartment, Hotel, and Parking Lot Assaults
When you visit another party’s property, you do not expect to be attacked. Unfortunately, assaults, rapes, muggings, and other crimes may happen in apartments, hotels, and parking lots. If you are a victim of this type of crime, you should consult the experienced injury attorney at our firm. Property owners owe a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe for visitors, and they may need to install security cameras, systems, or personnel to guard against crime. To show negligent security, you will need to prove that you were on the property with permission, and the injury was caused at least partially by the property owner’s inadequate or absent security measures.Workers' Compensation
Our firm represents employees who have been injured on the job and are seeking workers’ compensation benefits. Under the Workers’ Compensation Act, you may be entitled to lost wages, medical bills, and other remedies. If your loved one died because of work-related reasons, death benefits may be available. Although workers’ compensation benefits are supposed to be easier to obtain than a damages award in civil court, injured workers and families of deceased workers do not always find it easy to receive the benefits to which they are entitled. Many claims are denied for dubious reasons, and our firm is dedicated to helping employees obtain the full benefits to which they are entitled.Car Accidents
Many car accidents result from negligence by one or more drivers. A driver may cause an accident by speeding, failing to obey traffic signals or signs, driving drunk, getting distracted while driving, tailgating, or driving aggressively. In some cases, a defective car part may contribute to an accident. Our injury lawyer can help victims recover damages for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, property damage, and other losses caused by a crash. We would need to show that it is more likely than not that the accident would not have occurred if the defendant had used reasonable care.
Commercial truck accidents are often devastating due to the weight and size of the truck. After an accident, the trucking company and its insurer will investigate the cause. It is important to retain an attorney who can investigate promptly as well so that each party that contributed to the accident can be held accountable for the injuries. There may be multiple victims, each making a claim on the truck driver’s insurance policy, which has limited coverage. Other parties that may bear responsibility for a truck accident include a trucking company, a mechanic, a third-party loader, and other drivers.Motorcycle Accidents
There is no buffer between a motorcyclist and other vehicles in case of a collision. Often, motorcycle accidents result in catastrophic injuries, such as paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, disfigurement, or internal organ damage. If you can establish another driver’s fault for the accident, you likely will be entitled to compensation. If a loved one was killed in a motorcycle crash caused by someone else, you may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. In many states, a spouse, parent, or child of a victim can bring a wrongful death action, but other states require the personal representative of the victim’s estate to file the case.Bicycle Accidents
Bicyclists have the same rights as other people on the road. Unfortunately, drivers of larger vehicles sometimes forget to pay careful attention to bicyclists. If you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident caused by another driver, you may be able to bring a lawsuit for damages under a theory of negligence. Even if a bicyclist was partly at fault for an accident, they may be able to recover some damages, depending on the comparative negligence rule in their state. The injury lawyer at our firm can advise you on the scope of the compensation that may be available.Pedestrian Accidents
Like bicyclists, pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to accidents involving larger vehicles. A driver must follow certain rules regarding pedestrians. For example, they should not drive around or try to cut off a pedestrian walking in a crosswalk. A driver is supposed to come to a full stop. Drivers of larger vehicles do not always come to a stop for pedestrians and do not always keep a safe distance from them. The results can be tragic and sometimes fatal. We are ready to fight for victims of pedestrian accidents and their families, helping them get their lives back on track.Retain an Experienced Injury Attorney
Accidents across the U.S. result in serious injuries each day. Most people do not have enough saved up in case of catastrophic injuries or the loss of a loved one. If you were injured due to the fault of someone else, you should consult the experienced injury attorney at our firm. We represent accident victims nationwide. Call the Murray Law Firm at 888-842-1616 or contact us via our online form.