There's often a component of emotional loss that comes with a personal injury, and many judges are willing to recognize this and reward it heavily in a successful personal injury trial. But since these injuries can be harder to prove than a physical injury, there are certain steps you should follow to make your claim work.
Step 1: Make Your Case Solid
The emotional injury claim itself is not enough to prove your case.
Often when people think of a wrongful death lawsuit they picture in their mind an auto accident or a defective consumer product, but one area that can result in wrongful death is with the elderly. The most common places that this will happen is in a hospital or retirement home. The following are four reasons why an elderly person can die wrongfully.
They are given the wrong medication
This can take place in both a hospital or a retirement home or any other place where the elderly are administered medication.
When thinking about lawsuits that stem from commercial truck accidents, many people think that only those injured in passenger vehicles have the right to sue. If you are a truck driver that has been injured in an accident, it's important to recognize that you may be able to seek financial compensation from your employer.
Here are two tips you can use to help you determine if suing the trucking company you worked for at the time of the accident will be beneficial.
If you're injured in a slip and fall accident, you have the right to receive full compensation for your injuries. Unfortunately, too many stores will look for any excuse to avoid having to pay you compensation. Here's how to beat the most common defenses.
You're Too Old
It's true that elderly people are more likely to be involved in a slip and fall accident. As you get older, you're not as strong, you have more trouble keeping your balance, and you lose the reflexes that might have helped you avoid a fall when you were younger.
Suddenly coming into a lot of money, such as from winning a lawsuit, will sometimes make people you haven't seen for decades suddenly appear on your doorstep for a visit—usually to see if you're being generous with your money. Maintaining your privacy when facing the possibility of being awarded a large sum of money from a lawsuit can be challenging, but it's a good idea to make an effort to hide your winnings for the sake of your safety and sanity.