Personal Injury

Getting the Resources You Need for Recovery

Most serious injuries are not the result of malicious actions by bad actors, but by negligence and, to put it simply, accidents. However, this does nothing to make your medical bills less expensive while you recover from your injury or lessen your financial hit from missing out on income. 

Two of the more common incidents that give rise to personal injury claims are car accidents and slip-and-falls. The latter often intersects with the legal theory known as premises liability, which essentially means that owners of properties are often responsible for the safety of people on their property. Dog bites that cause serious injuries also interact with the theory of premises liability. 

What Can Be Recovered in a Personal Injury Claim?

In a personal injury case, you will seek what are referred to as “compensatory damages.” These damages are aimed at reasonably and fairly compensating you for all harm caused by the fault of another. Examples of compensatory damages include:

  • Reasonable and necessary past and future medical expenses
  • Lost earnings and any decrease in your future earning power
  • Pain, suffering, discomfort, disability, disfigurement and anxiety
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of love, care, affection, companionship and other pleasures in your marital relationship or parent-child relationship.

Additionally, you may be eligible to seek “punitive damages” depending on the nature of your case. These damages are aimed at punishing and deterring conduct such as:

  • Intentionally causing an injury
  • Causing an injury out of spite or ill will
  • Consciously pursuing a course of conduct despite knowing that it would create a substantial risk of significant harm to others.

Every personal injury case is fact-specific and needs the personalized attention of an experienced attorney to help you fight for the payout you deserve. Touch base with Monahan Law Firm today to see what we can do for you or your loved one.