Personal Injury Information
After a car accident, property damage and personal injury claims are typically settled or litigated in court. In most cases, the money recovered for auto accidents and other personal injury cases comes from the at-fault party's insurance company. Insurance companies have nearly unlimited resources when it comes to fighting claims made against their driver's policies. If you have been seriously injured, it is vital that you know your rights before speaking with an insurance company.
Premises liability applies to an accident that occurred on a third party's property. It specifically indicates a known danger which the manager or supervisor failed to publicize. It encompasses slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall injuries, among others. Business owners and operators are required to maintain reasonably safe conditions on their property. If an unsafe condition occurs, such as a puddle of water in a store or shopping mall, the business proprietor is disclose the danger.
Assault & Battery
Not all personal injuries are caused by negligent or reckless behavior. Sometimes an injury is intentionally inflicted. “Intentional torts,” including assault and battery, are purposefully inflicted on one person by another. Contrary to popular belief, assault does not require the defendant to make contact with the victim. Instead, assault is an intentional attempt or threat to inflict injury, which places another person in fear of imminent bodily harm. Battery is the intentional touching of another's body without consent.