If you've suffered an injury through circumstances that make it unclear who was at fault, a personal injury lawyer may be able to help. Many times accidents that seem extraordinarily tragic or 'unlucky' are in fact the responsibility of someone else, be it the owner of a pet or a large manufacturing company. This article discusses a few common situations where an injury may not seem like a prime candidate for a personal injury trial when in actuality it is all but a shoo-in for a hefty settlement.
Injuries from Cheap Products
Many times people who sustain injuries using inexpensive products or products manufactured from lesser known companies simply assume their misfortune is the punishment for having wanted to save a little money. The reality of the situation, however, is that any injury that befalls you, whether it is a cut on the hand from a kitchen knife that broke in half or something more serious, is more than likely the fault of the manufacturer.
When companies manufacture products, they are responsible for ensuring that the individuals who utilize their products are safe from harm when such products are used properly. So, if a poorly made kitchen knife broke when you were slicing a loaf of French bread, clearly the manufacturer failed to adequately test the product before offering it for sale in the open market. As a result, any injuries you might have sustained are a direct responsibility of the product manufacturer. Since these companies cannot undo the injuries they've caused you, they are responsible for providing financial compensation in order to rectify their failure.
If you can locate your canine assailant and establish ownership between the animal and an individual, the dog's owner will nearly always be responsible for damages. This means that hospital bills, time off from work, and any other manner in which you suffered ultimately represents a right to financial compensation on the part of the pets owner.
It is also important to consider the safety of other people in situations like these, as the failure to report such an attack could result in the animal attacking another person, and potentially more severely. If that same dangerous animal attacked a child, for instance, he or she could be maimed for life, or even killed. As such, it is important to enlist the assistance of professional personal injury injury attorneys in these situations to ensure that you are justly compensated for your troubles and to ensure that no one else gets hurt as a result of the animal.
These represent just a few of the scenarios where people often fail to realize that they are entitled to damages from the responsible party. Moreover, enlisting professional legal counsel, such as that from Modesitt Law Offices PC, in such situations can ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve and will give you peace of mind knowing that no one else will suffer the same consequences you have.