When a health care professional causes personal injury in the course of diagnosis or treatment, it is known as medical malpractice. The average damages award .... Read more
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If you have been injured because of someone else's wrongful behavior, you may be entitled to win damages in court. To win, you must prove certain facts that entitle you to damages. You must also file your lawsuit within the statute of limitations - two or three years after the injury in most states.
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When a health care professional causes personal injury in the course of diagnosis or treatment, it is known as medical malpractice. The average damages award in a successful medical malpractice lawsuit is several hundred thousand dollars. Even if your doctor makes a mistake while treating you, however, you are not guaranteed to win a lawsuit.
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It's not always easy to sue someone if you're injured in the process of a recreational activity. This isn't to say that gyms, resorts, schools, and sporting goods manufacturers don't have a responsibility to provide you with safe equipment. They must also take precautions to see that you don't get hurt. However, liability regarding recreational activities isn't always as clear-cut as o...
There are many different kinds of public and mass transportation, which complicates lawsuits for personal injuries involving vehicular accidents. The rules for government-owned buses are different from those for a privately owned boat or helicopter, and still more rules apply to commercial aircraft. Injuries can result even when you're not a passenger, a bus may hit you in an intersect...
One of the newest ways to access local energy resources has become a growing area of environmental liability. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is the process of releasing underground gases through drilling. While oil and gas companies have embraced this new process, property owners and the public are concerned about potential injuries from contaminated water and air.
Personal injury sometimes results from a product you purchase in good faith, believing that it will work the way the manufacturer says it will. If it malfunctions and you or your child is hurt as a result, you have a legal right to compensation, both for your pain and suffering and for any money or income you lost as a result of your injury.
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