When an individual’s serious personal injury or wrongful death is due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional harm of another party (a person or a corporation), the victim and his or her family may be entitled to compensation for losses such as:
- Medical bills, including emergency room, physicians and nursing care, medication and all aspects of health care
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages or other income
- Loss of employment
- Loss of financial support from a parent, spouse, or child
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
Liability for a Serious Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
There are many circumstances in which a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit is appropriate, but not every injury or death provides the basis for a lawsuit. Sometimes the injury or death was no one’s “fault,” and sometimes, both the victim and another party or parties share the liability for the injuries.
In the field of wrongful death and personal injury law, it’s best to have a knowledgeable and experienced attorney’s counsel to help you determine your best course of action. Ed Switzer is a highly successful personal injury/wrongful death attorney who will tell you honestly whether your case can be pursued legally, and the type of outcome you can reasonably expect.
Causes of Wrongful Death / Personal Injury
Some of the more common causes of wrongful death or serious injury include:
- Medical malpractice
- Auto accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Accidents on public premises
- Defective products that cause injury/death
Legal Help for Serious Personal Injury
If a serious injury or wrongful death has occurred in your family, it’s in your best interest to obtain guidance from an attorney with years of experience. In many cases, the defendant—whether an individual, healthcare provider, insurance company, or other entity—will not assume responsibility and may even argue that a person’s injuries are not as serious as alleged.
It takes an aggressive and skilled attorney to bring a case to a timely resolution with the best possible outcome for his client. A negotiated settlement may be an appropriate option, since it takes less time and money than a trial. However, an experienced trial attorney will be prepared to take wrongful death/personal injury cases to trial if that’s the best path for securing fair compensation for a client.
Contact the Switzer Law Office Today
Ed Switzer has practiced law for more than three decades, and he understands the devastating effects that a serious injury or death has on a family. Contact the Switzer Law Office today for a consultation and learn more about your legal rights.