When the law imposes a duty to be careful, and someone breaches that duty, resulting in injury to a person, the person has a claim for personal injury under the law. Crowley & Prill have been representing injured men, women and children in the courts of our nation for over thirty years. Whether the injury occurs in a motor vehicle crash, or in some other situation, we will review the facts, and give you an initial opinion about the viability of your case, at no charge to you or your family.
Personal Injury Law Protects Everyone
The law protects you and your family from preventable injuries caused by another's carelessness, or their lack of attention in a potentially dangerous situation. The law imposes personal responsibility on all citizens to take reasonable care and avoid injuring others. The purpose of this law is to encourage people to be careful, and reduce injury. This law also makes people responsible for the harm they cause and compensates injured citizens for their losses. If the parties cannot resolve the case by settlement, a jury will decide on any allocation of fault, and damages, guided by the law explained to them by the judge.
A Word of Caution
Not every injury is significant enough to sue someone over. However, if you or someone you love has sustained an injury significant enough to cause you losses and damage in your life, there are good reasons to talk to a lawyer knowledgeable in personal injury law soon after you have been injured. Every state limits the amount of time you have to bring your case to court. This is called the statute of limitations. If you don’t bring your case within that time period, you lose your rights. Some claims, like those brought under the Dram Shop Act, require you to notify the defendant within a few months after you are injured. Finally, contacting your lawyer sooner rather than later, helps the attorney investigate your case, and makes it easier to preserve evidence, identify and locate witnesses.