What is Personal Injury & Tort Law?
Have you been seriously injured because of someone else’s negligence, carelessness or recklessness? By someone’s act or someone’s failure to act? Legal doctrines and principles have been developed over centuries by courts and legislatures to hold persons and entities responsible and accountable for their actions which harm others. This is what we lawyers call the law of ‘torts’ or ‘tort law.” In civilized countries, we believe that when we suffer injury at the hands of another, we do not resort to violence or revenge. Instead, for hundreds of years, we have had a judicial system in place, with a jury of our peers, that allows us, as Plaintiffs, to seek just compensation in a court of law from those who injured us. If you have been seriously injured because of someone else’s actions, or failure to act, and need or want to hold that person or entity responsible, contact us at MacDonald & MacDonald PLLC for a free consultation to see if we can assist you in getting the justice you deserve.
Personal injury or tort cases arise in many different contexts. Personal injury and tort law protects all of us who have been injured by negligent or drunk drivers. Personal injury law protects those injured in automobile accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, boating accidents and airplane crashes. It protects those of us who have been injured by defective products. The law exists to protect all of us from dangerous premises, from broken sidewalks to faulty steps and stairs, from falling merchandise to unsafe construction sites. The law of tort protects us from incompetent doctors, accountants and engineers (and lawyers, too). The law gives us a right to be compensated from those who have intentionally injured or assaulted us. The law of personal injury protects us and our families from wrongful death. If we are killed because of another’s negligence, the law gives our survivors certain rights to recover compensation for their pain and suffering and the other losses our families suffer without us.