If you have been injured in a preventable accident caused by the negligent actions of another party, you may choose to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against them to recover compensation. Personal injury litigation can be long and complex, but here is an overview of the stages involved.
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider behaves negligently and causes a preventable injury or illness to a patient. Medical negligence consists of failing to meet the standard of care expected of them, which can be committed by any healthcare provider, such as doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, pharmacists, hospitals, etc.
An at-fault driver’s insurance carrier is expected to cover the resulting costs of a car accident in Missouri. Therefore, you may be unsure of what happens if the driver who hit you is uninsured.
Drivers are required by law to carry liability insurance to pay for any damage or harm they cause.
Nursing home abuse and neglect occur at a shockingly high rate. If you suspect your loved one or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 911. Otherwise, notify the facility’s administration, as they must check into reported abuse instances and make changes.
When a person suffers repeated concussions, the trauma can lead to a severe long-term condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is a degenerative disease that causes brain inflammation, and unfortunately, it can only be diagnosed at autopsy. As a result, experts are still trying to understand the extent of its repercussions, but it is associated with post-concussive syndrome, second impact syndrome, and the development of dementia.
If you win a personal injury lawsuit, the court will award you damages for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, etc. In some cases, you may also be able to recover prejudgment interest. Prejudgment interest is additional compensation awarded for the time between when you were injured until the court entered the judgment.