The potential for experiencing a serious injury as you go about your daily life is far greater than you may expect. Every day, innocent people are harmed by someone else’s negligence, recklessness or intentional conduct. These result in personal injury cases in which a claim is brought to hold the at-fault party responsible for paying the injured person for any losses. Many cases involve filing a claim with the responsible party’s insurance company to recover damages.
If you or someone you love has been injured by someone else’s careless or intentional acts, let the law offices of Kraft & Associates, P.C., advise you about your legal rights. We’re an established and professional law firm with friendly lawyers and staff who are easy to talk to. Call us at (214) 999-9999 or contact us online.
Common Types of Personal Injuries and Damages
Personal injury lawsuits may be necessary for a range of injuries that are the result of accidents or other acts of negligence. Some of the most common serious personal injuries suffered in accidents include:
Someone who causes injury though negligent, reckless or intentional conduct is responsible to the injured person for the damages suffered. The goal of awarding damages is to restore the injured person as much as possible — physically, emotionally, mentally and financially — to the condition that he or she was in before the injury occurred.
An injured person can potentially recover several types of damages, such as:
- General damages for losses that cannot be easily measured, such as pain and suffering.
- Lost wages for income not earned due to the injury.
- Expenses for medical bills and all associated costs incurred from the injury.
- Lost earning potential for future work.
- In cases of gross negligence, punitive damages may be part of the settlement or verdict.
An injured person’s family can recover damages as well, including awards for loss of affection (known as loss of consortium) or a claim or lawsuit for wrongful death if the victim has died.
Types of Injury Claims We Handle
At the law firm of Kraft & Associates, P.C., we primarily handle the following types of claims:
Car accidents –
A large number of personal injury cases are the result of car accidents, often involving significant injuries or loss of life. Many of these cases involve permanent impairment, disfigurement or long-term medical conditions that will affect the injured person forever.
Motorcycle accidents –
Motorcyclists are at far higher risk of catastrophic injuries or death if hit by another vehicle. The long-term consequences are often significant, including impairments such as brain damage or spinal cord injuries.
Truck accidents –
There are a shocking number of commercial truck accidents in the Dallas area, frequently leading to serious or catastrophic injuries or death. These are complex cases that may involve many liable parties.
Pedestrian accidents –
High traffic volume in the area as well as the large number of distracted and drunk drivers has contributed to a staggering number of pedestrian accidents. These accidents are often fatal. If the victim survives, he or she may face permanent impairments or other serious health conditions.
– Bicyclists are at a high risk of suffering serious injuries or death after being in in accident involving other vehicles. We represent victims in bicycle accidents in Dallas, Fort Worth and throughout the north of Texas.
Medical malpractice –
Health-care providers who fail to meet the accepted standard of care and cause patient harm may be held liable for their negligence. Medical malpractice can occur in a variety of settings and may result in serious consequences for the patient.
Birth injuries –
There are accepted standards of care that must be employed by medical professionals who attend a birth, including a careful and ongoing monitoring of the condition of the child. If a baby is injured because of medical negligence, the child’s family may be entitled to compensation.
Prescription drug injuries –
Drug manufacturers sometimes release drugs or fail to recall drugs, even after they become aware of possible harmful or fatal side effects. If you have suffered due to harmful prescription drugs, you may be entitled to compensation.
Pharmacy errors – Some pharmacists are pressured to work longer hours and fill more prescriptions than in the past. This situation can lead to disastrous results if a prescription is incorrectly filled.
Maritime accidents – Accidents involving the waterways fall under specific federal laws and are handled differently from other personal injury cases. Whether an injury is related to a boating accident, gas or oil extraction accident or another incident on the water, it is vital that you are represented by an attorney who is fully familiar with maritime accidents.
Premises liability – This category of claims includes matters such as inadequate security, but by far the most common claims are slip-and-fall injuries. An injured person must typically show that the property owner either caused the dangerous condition or knew about it before the fall and took no action to warn the injured person.
Defective and harmful products –
This is the area of law known as products liability and concerns the legal liability of manufacturers and sellers to compensate consumers for damages and injuries suffered because of design defects, manufacturing defects or marketing errors.
Airbag injuries – Most consumers probably know that injury claims can be made against automobile manufacturers in the event of an airbag malfunction. If an airbag fails to deploy, or deploys too slowly or too quickly, a claim can be made for the resulting injuries. But most consumers may not realize that a claim can be made for injuries caused from the failure to provide airbags in vehicles.
There are legal restrictions on the time allowed to file an injury claim, so it is important that you meet with an attorney as soon as possible to evaluate your case. For a free assessment, contact us today by calling at (214) 999-9999. You can also submit a case evaluation online or send us an email at email@example.com.