Being injured or dealing with the death of a loved one due to the negligence of another person or a company can be incredibly difficult. When you're in this type of situation, it is in your best interest to hire a personal injury attorney who specializes in negligence cases to help you recoup the financial settlement that you're entitled to. Some situations where you would need a negligence attorney include:
As a patient, you have the right to assume that a health care provider will provide an acceptable level of care. Unfortunately, doctors, nurses, and other types of health care providers can be negligent when providing care, which can lead to injury or death. If you have suffered an injury or a loved one has died to to surgical errors, misdiagnosis, being prescribed the wrong medications, or failure to treat a condition properly, contact a negligence attorney for a consultation.
When you take your child to day care, it is normal to assume that he or she will be supervised by an adult at all times. While many day cares provide excellent care, there are facilities that don't. Few things are more heart-breaking than learning that your child has suffered severe injuries while at day care due to negligence and lack of supervision. In addition to removing your child from the negligent day care center, you should also hire an experienced negligence attorney to file a claim on your behalf.
Nursing Home Neglect
Elderly individuals and anyone else living in a nursing home deserve to be treated with respect and receive proper care. In some cases, residents of a nursing home may be neglected and are not cared for properly. If you have a loved one living in a nursing home, make it a point to visit on a regular basis. If your loved one has developed bed sores, appears to be suffering from malnutrition, or has complaints about the type of care he or she is receiving, get in touch with an attorney, Your negligence attorney will investigate, file a lawsuit against the nursing home, and negotiate an appropriate settlement.
Dog Bite or Attack
Most dogs are loving animals, but some can be aggressive and attack without being provoked. In most states, dog owners are responsible for keeping their dogs contained in their home or yard, or on a leash while out in public. If you are attacked by a dog due to a dog owner's negligence, you are entitled to a settlement. Your negligence attorney will be able to file a claim with the dog owner's homeowners insurance company so you can get the settlement that you deserve.
For more assistance, contact an attorney like Franklin L. Jones, Jr.