If you are injured in an accident which is not your fault, you may have recourse against the person or entity that caused the accident. Generally, you may recover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. It is important to preserve all evidence and seek immediate legal advice.
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If you are in an accident, it is important to:
- gather information (length of skid marks, names and address of witnesses)
- be careful what you say and how you say it
- see your doctor, if there is any chance you are injured (serious injuries do not always result in immediate pain or bloodshed)
- consult your attorney
- inform your insurance company promptly
- take thorough pictures of the vehicle involved
- preserve all evidence
If a company designs, manufactures or sells a product that is defective, the company may be responsible for injuries caused by the defect. Products can be defective in the way they are designed or built or because they were sold without adequate instructions or warnings. It is important to save the product and any warnings and packaging.
Doctors, ministers, psychologists, counselors, lawyers and other professionals owe you the duty of providing services that are not below the prevailing standard of care.
The most common professional malpractice case involves medical malpractice. These cases are only tenable in situations where the doctor's conduct causes a grievous injury. Ms. Cornish has handled cases involving failure to diagnose and improper anesthesia.
Professional misconduct also occurs if a professional breaches his or her fiduciary duty to a client or patient by engaging in sexual relations or some business transactions. Ms. Cornish has handled cases against doctors and licensed professional counselors.
Death of a family member due to the negligence of another party.
If a loved one is killed through the negligence of another, it is important that you immediately obtain legal advice. Evidence needs to be preserved and an investigation must be initiated. Ms. Cornish has handled cases invloving multiple deaths caused by the negligent operation of an 18-wheeler and by negligent and reckless operation of automobiles.