What is the basis for personal injury law?
Personal injury law is based on negligence, strict liability, or intentional misconduct theories. Under a negligence theory, the question is whether the defendant failed to use ordinary care in the circumstances that led to the injury. Under strict liability, a manufacturer or designer may be liable for injuries caused by a defective product if that product was unreasonably dangerous, even though the manufacturer or designer used reasonable care in making or designing the product. Intentional misconduct includes battery (harmful or offensive contact), false imprisonment (wrongful detention), and intentional infliction of emotional distress (outrageous behavior resulting in severe emotional distress).
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
To have a personal injury case, you must be able to show that you have been injured. This may be a physical injury or it may be an emotional injury. In addition, you must be able to show that the someone else (the defendant) is at fault for your injury under a negligence, strict liability or intentional misconduct theory.
What can I do if I think I have a case?
Contact Ronai & Ronai immediately for a free consultation at 1-800-664-7111 or by filling out the convenient form by simply clicking on the "CONTACT US" button on the top of this page. Do not delay in contacting us, as there may be deadlines for filing certain legal documents on your behalf.
How do insurance companies decide how much to pay in damages?
Insurance companies consider the actual monetary costs that you are facing. These costs may include medical bills and lost wages. Insurance companies also consider your pain and suffering and whether you have become disabled or disfigured.