Personal injury laws are "common law" -- laws that have a history in tradition rather than legislation. The basic doctrine is that individuals who live in a civilized society have a duty to act reasonably toward one another so as not to cause injury, whether physical or damage to property. When there is a question as to whether there has been a violation of the duty to act reasonably, a jury can be called to determine if there has been a violation and what the resulting damages are, if any. Below is a list that includes some of the many examples of negligent cases that Powell & Parrish will prosecute on behalf of their clients.
A property owner has the responsibility within certain rules to insure that people are not injured on the property.
Companies and individuals have a responsibility not to put any defective product onto the market.
Doctors have a responsibility to use reasonable care in the diagnosis and treatment of their patients.
A driver has certain responsibilities towards other drivers or pedestrians on the road when behind the steering wheel of a vehicle.
If you feel that any of these categories or any other type of negligence has caused you injury or property damage, then you should seek advice of a qualified attorney. Please feel free to call us at (804) 794-4030 or toll free at 1-800-996-6503 for a free consultation. We would be glad to discuss your matter and answer any questions you may have. You may also contact us using our online form. It is important for the potential client to determine when it is too late to file an action.
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