Attorney Morgan McGrath and her associates are here for you and your family to represent you in your personal injury case. If you or someone close to you suffered a personal injury, Ms. McGrath and her team are standing by to assist you in this trying and often painful time.
By Definition: Any violation of an individual’s right, other than his or her rights in property. The term personal injury is not confined to physical injuries, even though most negligence cases usually do involve bodily injuries.
Personal injury law covers situations in which a person’s body, mind, or emotions are hurt, usually due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness. Usually, a personal injury case begins when the injured person sues a person or business. A personal injury lawsuit claims that the defendant caused the plaintiff’s injury and demands compensation, usually in the form of a money payment. This payment is known as “damages”.
- Car accidents, including accidents with motorcycles, large trucks, or pedestrians
- Consumer product liability cases, including defective products, medications, and recalled products
- Injuries caused by animals, such as dog bites, snake bites etc.
- Injuries from ultrahazardous activities, like the use of chemicals or explosives
- Slip and fall injuries and other premises liability cases
- Injuries to reputation caused by defamation or injuries to mental and emotional health caused by intentional infliction of emotional distress or caused by a physical injury
Personal injury law focuses on the injuries caused to individual people. Although property damage sometimes may be involved, such as when a car accident damages another car as well as injuring its driver, personal injury law addresses the injured people first and the damaged property second.
Most personal injury cases involve negligence. Negligence occurs when the defendant fails to meet her legal duty of care and the plaintiff is injured as a result. To win a personal injury case involving negligence, the plaintiff must prove the following things in court:
- The defendant(s) had a duty of care toward the plaintiff
- The defendant(s) breached that duty or failed to live up to it
- The defendant(s) breach caused the plaintiff’s injuries
- The plaintiff has suffered damages as a result
If you are looking for representation in a personal injury suit, please call Attorney Morgan McGrath now at 786.303.5825 to speak with someone that can help start the legal process for you and your family.