Personal Injury Litigation:
When you, or a loved one, are the victim of another person’s negligence or wrongful actions there are many uncertainties you face. Will you fully recover from your injuries? What long-term impairments will you suffer from? The one thing you can be certain about is that you can rely on the experience and knowledge of the attorneys at Keating Law Offices to help guide you throughout the entire legal process. The attorneys of Keating Law Offices are ready to answer your questions and help you pursue justice against those who have harmed you or your family member.
Our firm’s attorneys represent those who have been injured by the negligent or intentional wrongful acts of others. In a personal injury claim, we seek to get you financial compensation for the injuries and harm you have suffered. Whether you have suffered physical injuries, the loss of companionship of a loved one, or property damage, we can help you get the justice you deserve. While you can never be fully compensated or made whole we can help to restore you to the financial position you were in before you were injured. You may recover for both the harm you have already suffered as well as the future losses you will continue to experience in the future. You may be compensated for a wide range of losses including for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost salary or wages.
Many cases involve multiple areas of the law. For example, if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident while driving your company’s car, you may have both a personal injury claim against the driver you hit you and a workers’ compensation claim to recover for your injuries sustained while you were working. The attorneys of Keating Law Offices are dedicated to developing the best possible litigation strategy that will allow you to pursue every available legal available in your case.
What Is Negligence?
Every day we are all expected to act in certain ways towards each other. The law imposes certain standards and duties for how people should act and treat each other. One of the most important duties we all have under the law is to act in the way that a “reasonably careful person would do.” Ordinary care is another name for how a reasonably careful person would act. Negligence is when another person, or business, fails to meet this legal obligation. Negligence is a common legal used in personal injury cases and covers a wide range of claims. Often, what we think of as “careless” or an “accident” in our everyday lives falls under the legal term negligence.
Negligence can be the result of a person’s wrongful action or negligence can be due to a person’s failure to act properly. For example, a driver is negligent when she hits a jogger because she is distracted by a cellphone. Similarly, a nursing home is negligent if it fails to recognize that a patient has fallen and injured himself and the painful injury goes untreated. Negligence is different from intentional actions when someone does something because they mean to do it. You may also hear intentional acts referred to as reckless, willful, or wanton acts. The law also prohibits people from committing intentionally harmful acts against others. For example, if a nursing home patient attacks another resident that is an intentional act. Similarly, if a motorist is annoyed with a group of bicyclists and swerves into them, that is also an intentional act.
We are ready to help if you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury at the fault of another person. Please contact us today to discuss your case.
Common Personal Injuries:
- Broken or dislocated hand/wrist/arm
- Concussions or Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Dislocated or fractured collarbone
- Head and neck injuries
- Lacerations and bruises
- Paralysis or nerve damage