What Kinds of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?

By Pyle Law, Reviewed by E. THomas Pyle February 01 2024 5:55 am
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What Kinds of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?

By Pyle Law, Reviewed by E. THomas Pyle February 01 2024 5:55 am
What Kinds of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?

Personal injury lawyers handle cases that involve a party who has harmed another intentionally or accidentally due to negligence. Personal injury lawyers can help individuals who have been the victims of a car accident, medical malpractice, or workplace accidents. If you have been injured as a result of negligence from another person or entity, a personal injury lawyer can help you to receive compensation for damages. Pyle Law handles various personal injury cases, including: 

 

Elder Abuse

At least 1 in 10 people over age 65 experience elder abuse each year. It is possible for a nursing home employee to show negligence toward a resident–for example, if a resident was having a medical emergency and designated staff did not assist quickly enough or with the right kind of assistance. Another example is when a resident suffers intentional humiliation from an aide for making mistakes. Additional examples of elder abuse include threats, yelling, withholding care, and isolation. 

 

Car Accidents

 

If you are the victim of an accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation for damages. Car accidents can lead to two types of damages–either economic or non-economic. Economic damages have a monetary value, such as the cost of a medical bill, lost wages due to missed work, and property damage. Non-economic damages do not have an inherent cost affixed to them. Examples of non-economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, PTSD, and loss of companionship. A personal injury lawyer will work with their client to build a case with the right evidence to support a claim. Important evidence includes police reports, medical documentation, and eyewitness accounts. 

 

Motorcycle Accidents

Unfortunately, the majority of motorcycle accidents result in either non-fatal or fatal injuries – about 80%. Motorcyclists can be victims of accidents due to the negligence of a driver of a motor vehicle. Accidents can occur when a motorist drives too close to a motorcycle–or if the vehicle is making a right or left turn and hits a motorcycle also in the lane. Because of the small stature of a motorcycle, and since there are few on the road at any given time, motorists might not always give proper right of way to these motor vehicles. 

 

Wrongful Death

In a wrongful death suit, a person has lost their life by way of negligence of another–and the family or loved one(s) is suing the individual or business responsible. The family may file a claim to recover damages. Each state has its own laws regarding who can file a wrongful death claim. For the state of Kansas, any heir of the deceased individual can file a wrongful death lawsuit. An heir may include children, a surviving spouse, parents, grandparents, or siblings. 

 

Construction Accidents

Due to the risks involved with machinery and working from tall heights, construction is a very dangerous industry. A person can fall from a tall structure. Equipment can malfunction or be used improperly. Objects can fall and hit someone. Workers can also be harmed while handling toxic chemicals. A construction accident claim will require delving into many details, such as insurance, safety regulations, and compliance. Working with a personal injury lawyer can help to determine the cause(s) of an accident. A personal injury lawyer can also give you information about your rights and the laws that exist to specifically protect construction workers from injury on site. 

 

Work With A Kansas Personal Injury Lawyer To Reclaim Your Losses Today

A personal injury lawyer can give you the foundation you need to build a case to recover damages due to injury. In addition to the aforementioned types of cases, Pyle Law also handles cases regarding pedestrian accidents, premises liability, product liability, commercial vehicle accidents, workers’ compensation, and semi-truck accidents. 

If you have suffered an injury due to another person’s negligence, you may be able to be compensated for your financial losses and pain and suffering. Whether your accident was on the road, at work, or anywhere else, you have likely incurred economic damages, non-economic damages, or both from the accident. We have worked with many clients to file personal injury claims. Contact us today to set up an appointment.  

 

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E. THOMAS PYLE

Pyle Law was founded in 1999 with a commitment to fewer clients and better service. We believe that each and every client is important and everyone is entitled to justice and equal protection under our laws. We make every case a priority and are committed to keeping each client informed about the status of their case. We do not guarantee results, but we do guarantee effort.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by attorney E. Thomas Pyle who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a practicing personal injury trial attorney.