In today's world, there are an infinite number of things that may potentially pose a risk of injury. That is why we are all responsible to protect ourselves and one another to a reasonable extent from injury. When carelessness and negligence precipitate injury to an innocent victim, the individual who failed in their duty is liable for the damages their action, or lack of action, caused. This leads to the legal field of personal injury law, where innocent injured victims of negligence are legally entitled to claim compensation for the losses they incur from their injuries from the person deemed responsible.
There are a number of different categories to personal injury law but the fundamental principle of duty and liability remain consistent. Everyone has a duty to care, to a certain extent, and any failure of that duty makes them liable for injuries that result from that failure. This is true for a number of situations where an accident causes injuries because one person or party was negligent such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents and trucking accidents.
The duty of care also extends beyond activities to the point where property owners, business owners and product manufacturers have a greater responsibility to protect their customers, visitors and employees from unreasonable harm. Likewise, medical professionals can be held liable for their negligent mistakes through a specialized area of liability, known as medical malpractice.
The principle behind providing this legal means of civil action for victims of negligence is founded upon the reality of how expensive injuries can be. There are immediate costs, such as medical treatment, hospitalization and prescription medication but there are also long-term losses involved. An individual who sustains a serious injury will likely have a significant recovery time, during which he or she will be unable to attend work and participate in normal activities. This means that there will be a negative loss of earnings during that time, which will make the costs of medical care exponentially more burdensome.
In addition to the financial costs of an injury accident, victims will be facing other losses concerning their relationships, activities and independence. While these effects cannot be erased, the law provides a way for them to be compensated through monetary means for emotional and personal damages. The conclusion of any successful personal injury case will be for the victim to walk away with provisions to adjust to their life with the injury and impact of the accident. The satisfaction and peace that a victim receives after being awarded their fair share of compensation is what we strive to achieve at the Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey.
If you are a victim of personal injury and you are seeking to recover compensation for the losses you have incurred, my firm wants to be your advocate. With over 25 years of experience handling a wide range of personal injury cases, I am a Rhode Island personal injury lawyer with the skills required to present an effective case on your behalf. I and my legal team at the Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey are dedicated to providing dependable legal service to personal injury victims in Rhode Island, including residents of:
Together, we can work to define your goals, needs and interests and then build a solid case in support of your right to compensation. When someone else's negligence and carelessness causes you undue harm and injury, you should not have to face the costs of their mistake alone. At the Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey, we strongly believe that innocent victims of negligence deserve to be compensated for their financial losses and emotional trauma. Contact a Rhode Island personal injury attorney to learn more about how my firm can help you recover what you are entitled to.