Personal injury law is designed to protect everyday people from everyday mishaps.
Under the law, a person or business who negligently, recklessly, or intentionally injures another person is financially responsible for that person’s injuries and resulting losses such as lost time from work. If an injury is fatal, surviving family members are entitled to recover in your place.
Personal injury claims cover a wide range of cases including:
- Auto accidents
- Animal attacks
- Boating accidents
- Slip & falls
- Wrongful death
A person or business is liable for personal injury damages when they reasonably could have avoided the situation that led to the injury. For a car accident, a case might be proven by showing that an accident was caused by a driver running a red light. In a slip and fall, a business might be liable if they reasonably should have known that their floor was slippery and failed to take appropriate steps to correct the problem or warn customers to take extra care. Once liability is established, damages may include hospital bills, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs. Any expenses that are reasonably connected to the injury and can be proven with more than just speculation may be recovered in a personal injury claim.
One of the most critical components of a personal injury claim is lost ability to work. This is especially true if your job requires you to constantly be on your feet, perform heavy lifting, or complete other manual tasks. While you are entitled to full compensation for lost time from work during your medical treatment, your recovery, and into the future if you are permanently disabled, insurance companies commonly make low offers on these claims. If you’ve been injured in Maryland, Virginia, or D.C., let Moloney Law help you receive full compensation.