Portsmouth Personal Injury Lawyers
If you were injured as a result of someone’s negligence, you may be able to obtain compensation for your losses by filing a personal injury lawsuit. Various situations may result in a personal injury claim, such as when someone slips and falls at the grocery store or is injured in a car accident. Regardless of the circumstances specific to your case, you need an experienced law firm on your side to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Our legal team will evaluate your case and fight to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. At East Coast Trial Lawyers, we advocate for those injured by negligent parties.
A car accident is a common reason to file a personal injury claim. If you were injured in a car wreck caused by a distracted, drunk, negligent, or reckless driver, you may be able to hold that at-fault driver liable. There are several types of compensatory damages available in personal injury cases, including compensation for medical treatment, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Cases involving commercial trucks and big rigs often involve serious injuries due to the size and weight of these large vehicles. Due to the combination of federal and state regulations governing commercial vehicle operators and the number of potential defendants, including the driver, trucking company, and equipment manufacturers, truck accident cases can be more complex than those involving standard vehicles.
Approximately 5,977 pedestrians were killed and 137,000 injured in traffic crashes in 2017, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Distracted driving causes many of these accidents; however, non-vehicular pedestrian accidents also occur, such as when someone is injured due to sidewalk defects or other issues related to poor maintenance.
Motorcycle accidents are often deadly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motorcyclists are about 28 times more likely to die in a wreck than those in passenger cars. In 2018 alone, there were 4,985 motorcyclist fatalities. Motorcyclists also have a higher risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury, such as a concussion, cerebral contusion, or penetrating head injury.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing homes owe residents a legal duty of care. When that duty is breached, residents or family members may be able to obtain compensation for the physical or psychological injuries that the nursing home facility caused to their loved one. Our Portsmouth personal injury lawyers are committed to obtaining justice and compensation in all types of nursing home abuse and neglect cases.
Slip and Fall Accidents
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you may be able to hold the property owner legally responsible for your injuries based on the legal theory of premises liability. To be liable under premises liability, the owner must have either caused the dangerous condition or failed to take reasonable and appropriate steps to remedy the known hazard that led to your injuries.
Those who are injured by dangerous or defective products may be entitled to damages in a products liability suit. For liability to arise, a product must be defective during manufacturing, design, or in the warnings and instructions. To prevail, product liability plaintiffs must have been injured by the product while using it as intended, but still suffered an injury due to the result of a manufacturing defect, a design defect, or because of inadequate warnings or instructions.
Patients who are injured due to a doctor or other medical provider’s negligence, may be entitled to damages via a medical malpractice claim. Medical professionals are held to a certain standard of care. When they fail to provide such care and a patient is injured as a result, they may be held legally responsible for misdiagnosis, mistakes regarding treatment or medication, or other forms of medical negligence.
When someone dies as a result of someone else’s negligence, the surviving family members may be able to recover compensation in a wrongful death claim. In Virginia, one or more of the decedent’s statutory beneficiaries may file a wrongful death claim in order to obtain compensation for lost wages and other benefits, including mental anguish, medical expenses related to the decedent’s illness or injury, and reasonable funeral and burial expenses.
Portsmouth Personal Injury Lawyers at East Coast Trial Lawyers Provide Knowledgeable and Experienced Legal Representation
If you were injured due to negligence, contact one of our professional Portsmouth personal injury lawyers today. At East Coast Trial Lawyers, we pride ourselves in helping those that were harmed by the carelessness of others. To schedule a free consultation about your personal injury case, call us at 757-352-2237 or complete our online form. Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys serve clients in Chesapeake, Eastern Shores, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk, Virginia, as well as North Carolina and nationwide.