“Personal Injury” is a general term applied to an area of the law (also known as “tort” law) which allows an injured person to sue in a private action to be compensated for injuries suffered by them through the negligence or recklessness of another party. Injuries are not limited to physical injuries. Virtually every case we handle at Padberg & Corrigan involves personal injury of some type.
The practice areas that are listed on our site are examples of specific types of personal injury actions we handle regularly. We have handled hundreds of other personal injury actions that may not necessarily fit neatly into those specific categories. We would encourage you to tell us your story if you believe you have been injured in some way.
A successful client in a personal injury suit may recover money damages for such things as medical expenses, property damage, emotional distress, pain and sufffering, loss of consortium or companionship, lost wages, costs and attorney fees, and lost future earnings, depending on the circumstances of the case.
Different degrees of fault exist and several elements must be proven in court in order to be successful against the wrongdoer or negligent party in a personal injury lawsuit. Also, more than one person or party may be at fault, and responsibility may be apportioned among all of the wrongdoers. In some instances, the victim may even be partly at fault for the tragedy but that does not necessarily mean the person does not have a right to bring a lawsuit.
Keep in mind there is a deadline in filing cases. These deadlines are known as “statute of limitations,” and vary as to the time allowed to bring your claim. It takes an experienced personal injury law firm to examine the facts and the law to determine the limitations period that applies in each case.
Noteworthy Personal Injury Cases
- $437,000.00 settlement for a Pemiscot County man who sustained a fractured knee caused by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer truck.
Disclaimer: Results are not guarantees. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. The value of each case depends upon the facts circumstance of that claim.