Personal injury law allows a plaintiff to seek monetary damages for the negligent acts committed by another party. How much compensation you deserve depends on the type of personal injury case.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Auto collision cases represent the largest percentage of personal injury lawsuits filed in civil courts. Driver negligence plays a huge role in determining the outcome of the legal action taken against another party. Distracted driving is a frequent contributor to auto accidents. Since most states have some type of law on the books that prohibits texting and driving, plaintiffs that can prove another party texted while driving might have enough evidence to win a favorable judgment.
If you were injured in a car collision and you believe at least one other party caused the accident because of negligence, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in Virginia who specializes in handling motor vehicle accident cases.
Slip and Falls
An employee of a department store just finished cleaning a section of the store’s floor. However, the employee failed to place a “Wet Floor” sign over the slick area and a couple of minutes later, you slipped and fell where the employee should have placed the “Wet Floor” sign. Although this is an act of forgetfulness and not intentional negligence, you might still have a convincing enough case to file a lawsuit that seeks monetary damages for your injuries.
Slip and fall incidents are common occurrences in hotels, restaurants, and convenience stores. The fast-paced environment in each of these types of businesses can lead to an unintentional act of negligence. Unintentional or not, you have the right to seek compensation for any injuries that were produced by a slip and fall incident.
If you suffered injuries on another party’s property because of a defective or dangerous condition, you might be eligible to win a civil judgment for monetary damages. A premises liability case can happen just about anywhere, from a shopping mall to your next-door neighbor’s backyard. Virginia offers numerous opportunities for premise liability cases to develop on government-owned land.
Virginia is home to dozens of state and federal historic sites, from pre-Revolutionary War Jamestown to the place where two legendary Civil War battles took place: Manassas National Battlefield Park.
Government agencies must provide the same duty of care that private property owners are supposed to provide. If you received an injury on government-owned property and you believe the government allowed a defective or dangerous condition to go unattended, you might have enough evidence to file a personal injury lawsuit for premises liability.