Personal injury is the name given to the branch of tort law that covers any wrong or damage done to another in his person, property, rights, or reputation. A personal injury can happen at work, in a traffic accident, because of a faulty product or a faulty repair, because of a mistake during medical treatment, or because you slipped and fell on a wet floor or pavement. The personal injury can be physical or psychological but, to be considered actionable, it must occur due to the negligence or unreasonably unsafe actions of a person or organization who owes you a duty of ordinary care. Examples of personal injury law causes of action include professional malpractice, wrongful birth, wrongful death, liable, slander, trespass, and nuisance. Ernst & Partners mainly deals with personal injury cases involving automobile accidents, thus making them very knowledgeable about these particular cases due to the focus on one aspect of personal injury, rather than many.
Automobile accidents cause thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries every year. They fall into several categories, including head-on collisions, side collisions, rear-end collisions, rollovers, single-car accidents, etc. The state is likely to prosecute if someone is severely injured or killed or if one or both of the drivers was intoxicated at the time of the accident. However, automobile accident personal injury lawsuits are the most common type of tort. Most often, the court is limited to determining who was at fault and how much in damages must be paid to the victim. The Attorney’s at Ernst & Partners have experience negotiating to get the settlement the injured party deserves, and in most cases avoids having to go through the traumatic and time consuming process of court.