Personal Injury

Personal injury law, also known as tort law, encompasses a vast array of liability cases. These cases include but are not limited to motor vehicle accident cases, medical malpractice claims, premise liability claims, product liability claims, construction accidents, worker's compensation matters, wrongful death and survival claims to list a few. If you or a family member has suffered a personal injury or wrongful death as a result of the wrongful conduct of another, you may be entitled to seek recovery of compensatory damages which can include compensation for physical injuries, medical expenses, loss of earnings and future loss of earning capacity. Further, if the defendants' conduct is egregious, you may be able to recover punitive damages, which are intended to punish and discourage wrongful conduct.

It is impossible to list all of the types of situations which may give rise to a personal injury claim but, some of the most common are motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall injuries and work related injuries. The common thread in all personal injury claims is the concept of a failure to act reasonably under all of the facts and circumstances. The person or entity responsible for a personal injury is known as a "tortfeasor" and will be held responsible for damages if it can be proven that:

  • There was a duty to provide care to the plaintiff
  • The tortfeasor acted negligently or otherwise in violation of the applicable standard of care owed to the plaintiff
  • Such deviation from the prevailing standard of care was the cause of injury
  • That the plaintiff was in fact injured

The primary purpose of a personal injury claim is to compensate the victim for injuries that they have suffered and to put them back in the position they would have been in but for the defendants' negligence. In cases of extreme and outrageous conduct, the law provides for punitive damages, to punish the defendant and to discourage others from engaging in similar conduct.

In a personal injury lawsuit, it is the plaintiff's burden to prove each of the elements of their case by a preponderance of the evidence. In other words, they must prove that it is more likely than not that each of the four factors set forth above existed under the facts of their case. At American Justice Network, we act as your "law care advocate," guiding you and helping you select the right lawyer for your particular personal injury case. We invite you to learn more about personal injury law and the types of injuries that form the basis of personal injury lawsuits, we invite you to explore our website in detail, or to contact us. We would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your potential claim.

The dedicated and experienced legal professionals associated with the American Justice Network are committed to fighting for your case and getting you the settlement that you are entitled to. We understand your situation and have a proven track record of legal results. Call us toll free today to speak with a lawyer who has first hand knowledge of the laws associated with this type of litigation, and we will give you a free case evaluation.

If you are looking to find a lawyer in your neighborhood, use our lawyer referral service to ensure you speak with an attorney with the experience and credentials that you are looking for. Our lawyer referral associates understand the financial hardship, anxiety, and emotional distress that comes along with your case. If you or a loved one has been involved in a personal injury, it is important you contact an attorney to discuss your legal options. We encourage you to use our search by state lawyer referral and attorney referral map to find the American Justice Network attorney that is nearest you. Our legal professionals can be reached toll free 24 hours a day at 888-88-JUSTICE.

Our attorney referral service is an entirely new paradigm for the selection of personal injury attorneys. Unlike the old, outdated attorney search and lawyer search approach, which is designed to funnel you to the attorney who uses the most money to advertise on a particular day, we hand-pick the right personal injury attorney for your case. And,

  • Find a Personal Injury Attorneywe never accept advertising fees
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  • we can stay involved starting with the attorney referral through the entire process