Whenever an individual is harmed or injured due to the negligence of another person, business or government organization, they are entitled to sue for damages. Personal injury falls under tort law. The law intends the injured party to be made whole again through compensation. Damages generally include monies for pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of future wages and medical expenses. Attorney Troy Owens has successfully handled many types of personal injury cases, including vehicular accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, slips and falls and more. He delivers passionate advocacy and aggressive representation on behalf of his clients.
The Elements of Negligence
Negligence must be established in order to have a valid personal injury case. Individuals and agencies are expected to act in a reasonable manner to avoid harming others. Negligence may be the result of an unreasonable action or inaction. If another individual or agency doesn’t apply the accepted, legal or obligated standard of care, they are liable for the harm caused. For example, a driver who runs a red light is liable for injuries caused to other parties in the event of a collision. It must also be established that the damages caused were a direct cause of the other party’s negligence.
Personal Injury Lawsuits
Once a lawsuit is file, the discovery phase of the suit follows. Both the plaintiff and defendant submit required documents and give depositions in regard to the incident. It’s important to note that most personal injury cases never reach the trial phase. Often, attorneys on both side engage in negotiations to reach an agreed settlement prior to trial. The plaintiff’s attorney may even negotiate directly with the insurance company representative. Attorney Troy Owens is a tough negotiator and knows how to handle insurance companies. It’s not uncommon for insurance companies to low ball an offer. Attorney Troy Owens fights for justice on your behalf and doesn’t settle for an unfair settlement. And if the case should go to trial, he is meticulously prepared with witnesses, expert witnesses, exhibits and existing contracts.
If you’ve been injured due to the fault of another, turn to attorney Troy Owens for effective representation. He’s helped many others and can help you, too. Justice is just a phone call away.