The law of personal injury involves the law of torts, or wrongdoings. Most of the time, torts are heard about in the civil courts, but sometimes they involve criminal behavior too. Just about all of them involve the carelessness and negligence of somebody who caused an accident. However, only civil courts are permitted to award compensation for damages in tort cases. The criminal courts simply don’t have that type of jurisdiction. Here are some examples of personal injury torts:
- Auto, truck, bus, and motorcycle accidents.
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents.
- Slip-and-falls and trip-and falls.
- Construction and industrial accidents.
- Accidents caused by dangerously defective products.
- Any of the above that cause a wrongful death.
There are two sides to every story, and sometimes, a personal injury claimant is partially at fault for the accident that caused their injuries. According to our personal injury attorney in Storrs, CT, liability might be apportioned between the claimant and the defendant. For example, a personal injury claimant might be found to be 20% at fault for an accident, so his or her award would be reduced accordingly.
After being injured in any type of an accident as a result of the carelessness and negligence of somebody else, don’t give any information to the opposing insurer. Contact a personal injury attorney in Storrs, CT at Kahan Kerensky & Capossela LLP to arrange for a free consultation and case evaluation.