What is Personal Injury Law?

Personal injury lawyers represent people who have been injured as a result of negligence. You can be injured by a negligent person, company, corporation, government agency and other entities.

Negligence is basically carelessness. Negligence arises when a wrongdoer fails to act with the care that a reasonable person would exercise in a similar situation. Negligence can cause injury in many situations, and personal injury lawyers typically handle cases stemming from:

  • Auto accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liability
  • Premises liability
  • Dog bites

If you were injured in some kind of accident, it must be proven that your injuries resulted from someone else's carelessness.

A personal injury claim seeks to compensate you for your injuries. Serious injuries require expensive medical care, and these bills may be especially difficult to pay if you have to miss work because of your injuries. Personal injury law recognizes that you should not have to pay these expenses while the person who caused your injury pays nothing. Sometimes, compensation is also provided for emotional and psychological suffering.

If you have suffered an injury because of someone else's negligence, please contact the experienced Vermont personal injury lawyers at Van Dorn, Curtiss & Rousseau, PLLC, at (603) 556-4148 to schedule a consultation.

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