Personal injury lawsuits address damages sustained by the negligence, recklessness, malpractice, or omissions of others. Personal injury lawsuits take many forms, including automobile accidents, premises injuries, slip-and-fall injuries, products liability actions, exposure to toxic materials, and malpractice actions. A victim in a personal injury lawsuit may be eligible for their physical and emotional injuries, and in some cases, also for their property damage. Depending on the particular facts and circumstances of their case, personal injury victims may be eligible for a range of financial compensation including medical expenses, lost wages, permanent disability, and physical and mental pain and suffering.
Wrongful death litigation usually involves a death caused by another person's negligence, recklessness, malpractice, or omissions. In such cases, the surviving family members of a deceased individual may file personal injury lawsuits on behalf of their deceased loved ones. Wrongful death recovery may include damages for the deceased's pain and suffering before death, lost wages of the deceased, as well as medical costs and funeral expenses incurred as a result of the wrongful death. The recovery may also include the lost companionship, lost support, and mental anguish and grief suffered by the surviving family members. Each state places a limitation on the amount of time after the time of death that surviving family members have to file a wrongful death claim, after which the claim is barred forever. If you believe you have a valid wrongful death claim Cater & Associates, L.L.C. will help you to understand the applicable law and to evaluate your claim.