You may suffer personal injury in Chesapeake while engaged in a normal activity like driving, undergoing a medical procedure, or even visiting a business. Your injury may be a result of the negligent act or omission of another party. If you suffer a personal injury in Chesapeake, talking to a personal injury attorney will help you understand what your rights are, the best approach to pursue your claim, and what damages are recoverable to you.
A personal injury involves injury to the body. Sometimes, this may also be accompanied by property damage. To succeed in your personal injury claim, you must prove that another party who owes you a duty of care failed in that duty, causing you physical harm. Below are some personal injury claims you may assert against another party.
The law requires property owners to provide a safe and habitable space for their tenants. To ensure the health, safety, and welfare of tenants, the city of Chesapeake requires every residential rental unit to be inspected by the city prior to occupation. A property owner has an obligation to ensure sidewalks, stairs, etc., are in a safe condition.
Barriers are required for some areas, like swimming pools, that pose a danger for renters or visitors. If a landlord fails in these duties, personal injury may result to tenants and visitors alike. Unfixed leaks, for example, can lead to mold leading to respiratory problems.
Also, an owner of commercial or residential property may owe a duty to take adequate security measures to ensure occupants, visitors, and patrons on the property are not victims of crime. Every case is different. Whether a claim against a property owner for a crime committed by a third party on the property will depend on whether the property owner knew or should have known of the likelihood of crime being committed on the property and failed to take reasonable measures to prevent it. If you believe you have a premises liability claim, the attorneys at Hampton Injury Law PCL can advise you of your rights and of possible remedies available to you.
Medical practitioners have an obligation to their patients to properly diagnose ailments, prescribe the right treatment, and execute the treatment without error. Failing in this duty of care can lead to severe consequences for patients, including death. In some cases, such consequences could lead to life-long damages, including permanent disability and lower quality of life. The attorneys at Hampton Injury Law PLC handle medical malpractice claims and have obtained favorable results for their clients in the past. If you have a medical malpractice claim, they can advise of which parties may be liable for your claims.
While employers are under an obligation to provide safe working conditions for employees, you do not need to prove that your employer failed in this duty before you can assert a workers’ compensation claim against your employer.
If you have been injured while working for your employer, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation coverage. Having a law firm with workers’ compensation experience will help you recover benefits, including medical costs and lost wages. The attorneys at Hampton Injury Law PLC have obtained favorable resolutions for their clients, including an officer who was injured during training, and may be able to help you with your claim.
Product manufacturers are required by law to ensure their products are safe for use. An inherent defect in the product design and a manufacturer’s failure to warn users of potential dangers posed by a product can lead to injury. Several damages are recoverable for a product liability claim.
In addition to the types of claims discussed above, the attorneys at Hampton Injury Law PLC also handle nursing home injury claims, dog bite claims, and injuries resulting from automobile and slip and fall accidents.
Personal injury claims can only be asserted within a given time. Even if you have a case, not taking prompt action may lead to a dismissal of your case by the court. If you have suffered a personal injury in Chesapeake as a result of the negligent or intentional act of another, request a free case evaluation today with the Hampton Injury Law PLC.
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