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In the United States, people and companies are expected to obey the laws and to act with a reasonable degree of care to ensure the safety of other people. For example, property owners need to be reasonable about upkeep and not allow their properties to become unsafe. Drivers need to exercise reasonable care when operating their vehicles. Companies need to be careful that the products they sell aren’t unreasonably dangerous. Doctors need to be careful that the care they provide is reasonably competent.
These are just a few examples of situations where a legal duty exists. When that legal duty is breached, a victim who is injured as a result of negligence, carelessness or intentional wrongdoing can take legal action through a personal injury or tort lawsuit. At the Abelson Law Firm, our dedicated Washington, D.C., personal injury attorneys represent clients who have been hurt and who want to take legal action to enforce their rights. From negotiating personal injury settlements to acting as strong and dedicated litigators in court, our personal injury attorneys are here to help.
About Personal Injury Lawsuits
When an injury occurs, there is a significant cost. For example, the injured victim may need to visit the hospital and get medical treatment. If the injury is a severe or permanent one, the injured victim may need medical care for the rest of his or her life. An injured victim might also have to take time off from work or may not ever be able to return to his or her old job or even do any kind of work. These losses are actual economic losses and can be measured in dollar amounts.
Other types of losses can also occur in personal injury cases. For example, an injured person may have his enjoyment of life diminished by his injuries. The injured person may suffer pain and may have emotional problems arising from the injury. These losses are just as real as the financial losses, although they are non-economic and harder to measure.
A personal injury claim can provide compensation both for economic losses and for non-economic losses (compensatory damages). In some cases, it is even possible to obtain punitive damages in a personal injury case. These are damages intended to punish the wrongdoer and to act as a deterrent, and they are paid to the injured victim.
Finally, in some personal injury cases, the victim dies as a result of the injuries. When this happens, the surviving family members can bring a wrongful death claim. This could make the responsible party liable for paying funeral expenses and compensation for other losses, including loss of companionship and lost financial support.
When you are pursuing a personal injury claim, it is helpful to have an experienced lawyer on your side to maximize the compensation you recover. At the Abelson Law Firm, our dedicated personal injury attorneys will work passionately to negotiate a settlement or to litigate in court so that you can obtain compensation for all of the losses that apply to your case.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
Some of the types of personal injury cases handled by the Washington, D.C., injury attorneys at the Abelson Law Firm are:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective or Dangerous Products
- Construction Accidents
In these and other situations, our experienced attorneys can help you to determine both whom to sue and how to best proceed with your case. We can work to gather evidence, to prove negligence, to show the extent of your damages and to hold the person who hurt you accountable.
We understand that getting a timely resolution to your claim is important and that you are likely struggling after an injury, coping with your medical problems and trying to pay the bills. We can work toward getting a fair and fast solution so that you can take care of your financial and medical needs and so you don’t have to worry about how you are going to support yourself and your family after the serious injury you suffered.
We can also help you in your recovery process by working with you to put you in touch with services, health care providers, vocational counselors and professionals who create long-term care plans.
Get Legal Help from Our Personal Injury Lawyers Now
If you have suffered a personal injury caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person or entity, give us a call today at 202-331-0600 or toll free at 1-888-797-4242 or contact us online for a free consultation.