Personal Injury Representation
At LoPiano Kenny & Stinson, we represent injured people in a variety of personal injury matters, specifically motor vehicle accidents, including trucks, motorcycles, and buses; injuries at work; fall down accidents; and defective products. If you have been injured in these types of accidents caused by the negligence of another individual or party, you are entitled to receive compensation for your injuries, which include payment of your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other economic damages.
What is Negligence?
In order to determine whether or not you will be able to make a successful personal injury claim, you need to understand the concept of negligence. If your injury was caused by another party's negligence, then you may have a valid claim. Negligence is most generally described as acting in a careless manner, such that another individual or party is harmed as a result. We all owe other people a duty of care, meaning that we should act in safe and reasonably careful ways. A breach of this duty is considered negligence.
Types of Claims
Automobile Accidents: Considering the high number of people involved in car wrecks each year, it is quite possible that you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident. Our attorneys can help you with a wide range of auto accident cases, including:
- Driver Error
- Reckless Driving
- Highway Defects
- Car Defect/Malfunction
- Wrongful Death
Slip & Fall Accidents: Premises liability accidents may result in serious physical injuries, including broken bones, head trauma, spinal cord injury, and wrongful death. A premises liability action, most commonly known as "slip and fall," is a claim brought against a negligent property owner. Most slip and fall accidents happen in commercial locations, such as grocery stores, gas stations, office buildings, etc., but can also occur on private property. Property owners generally have the responsibility of anticipating hazards and should be responsible for maintaining their premises in a safe condition.
Workers' Compensation: Every day people in the United States are injured on the job, resulting in severe and sometimes permanent injuries, such as brain injury, back injury, amputation, and spinal cord injury. With worker's compensation you are entitled to a variety of benefits if you become seriously injured or disabled as the result of a work-related accident. These benefits include medical coverage, disability benefits, and reimbursement for loss of work due to the accident. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee who has filed a workers' compensation claim.
Defective Products: Motor vehicles, household appliances, and children's toys are some of the many products that are recalled each year for causing serious injuries to unsuspecting consumers. Faults in these products can pose very serious threats to the users. Because of this, you should also know that not only will your successful product liability suit benefit you, but it will also help other consumers by ensuring that the products they use are safe.
Types of Damages
In a successful personal injury case, you may be awarded damages in the form of monetary compensation. There are two main types of damages that may be won - compensatory and punitive damages. Compensatory damages are awarded in order to directly compensate you for your losses. Typically, compensation for medical bills, lost wages, damaged property, and pain and suffering are included. Punitive damages, on the other hand, serve the purpose of punishing the offender and deterring him or her from taking the same line of action in the future.
Trust the Professionals at LoPiano Kenny & Stinson to handle your personal injury claim.