Generally, people only file a claim against another party if they have been injured as the result of someone else’s actions. The damages for injuries include medical expenses, wage losses, and other damages, known as general damages. The most common personal injury cases involve automobile accidents, dog bites, and falls. Additionally, there are many other areas known as personal injury law.
A claim exists when someone causes damages to another person because of their negligence. In general, negligence is the failure to use reasonable care. Reasonable care is what a reasonable person would use in similar circumstances. A good example of this standard is when a person runs a red light and causes a collision with another car. The person running the red light failed to exercise reasonable care, and was therefore negligent in their driving.
In general, a plaintiff must prove that another person/entity was at fault before a plaintiff may recover damages.
If you live in the Seattle area and have suffered injuries, you may consult with a lawyer at no cost. This initial consultation, either by email or phone, is free.