Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers injury or harm as the result of the wrongful act or negligence of another person, business, or government entity. The fact that mishaps have become commonplace does not detract from the pain, suffering and confusion that can result when an accident or injury happens to you or a loved one. If you decide to take steps towards protecting your legal rights after such an incident, you may have questions about “personal injury” cases. These types of matters become formalized when a civil complaint is filed with the courts. The complaint lists the injured party or parties (plaintiff) and the person or persons, business, corporation, or government agency at fault (defendant). The complaint includes the incident that caused the injury as well as how the defendant is at fault for the injury. In reality, most disputes are resolved through informal settlement through demand negotiations or mediation between the two parties. It is important to keep in mind that there are time restraints that require taking action in timely manner to not be barred from filing suit. Each matter is different and needs to have the best strategy to meet your goals. We can meet with you and decide the best course of action for handling your claim. We may be able to assist you with the process and help obtain the best result for you. Call us today for your free consultation.
At Hilverda McRae we handle all kinds of injury claims, including:
Medical professionals, hospitals and other health care providers must abide by established standards when providing care to patients. Injury, disability or even death can result when providers fail to meet these standards. However, there are distinct differences in how these matters are handled. Medical malpractice is the breach of duty of care by a medical provider or medical facility whereas medical negligence does not involve intent but is rather when a provider makes a “mistake” in treating the patient which results in harm to the patient. Both types of matters require understanding of how the law can be applied in proving the malpractice. There are also certain procedural steps before a complaint can even be filed with the courts. At a time of injury or the death of a loved one, a malpractice issue may seem overwhelming and not a priority to handle. However it is important to keep in mind that there are time restraints that require taking action in timely manner to not be barred from filing suit. It is also important to understand that 90-95% of malpractice cases settle out-of-court, only 50% of those go to trial and approximately 5% end in a verdict. If you or a loved one has experienced a malpractice incident, let our attorneys help you navigate through the complicated intricacies of your medically related matter. Contact us today for your free consultation.
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