Whenever one is injured or harmed due to the negligence of another person, business entity or government agency, that person has the right to sue for damages under tort law. Damages are intended to make the injured party whole again. Attorney Stephen Field is there to ensure that his clients are properly compensated for their damages, including economic and noneconomic. He aggressively fights and advocates for his clients’ rights.
Common Personal Injury Cases
Common personal injury cases include car accidents, slip and falls, product liability, dog bites and medical malpractice. Thousands of car accidents occur every day, and injuries can result in moderate to severe and even fatalities. Severe injuries due to a car accident include disfigurement, loss of a limb, paralysis and TBI. With fatalities due to car accidents, a wrongful death suit is filed against the responsible party or parties. Pedestrians, passengers and bicyclists may also be injured due to a car accident. Stephen has successfully represented clients injured in car accidents and is fluent in traffic law and personal injury law. He thoroughly investigates the scene of the accident, including taking accident photos, attaining police reports, accident reconstruction and speaking with eyewitnesses. He has won substantial awards for his clients.
The Process of a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Once the lawsuit is filed with the court, there are answers and motions by representing attorneys. Then, the discovery phase follows. During this phase, both parties undergo depositions, exchange evidence and gather all needed documentation. It’s often the longest phase of the lawsuit. If the case cannot be settled through negotiations, it is then prepped for trial.
In order to win a personal injury case, the elements of negligence must be firmly established. The elements include an existing duty of care, breach of that duty, direct causation of injuries and medical documentation of injuries. Stephen Field knows how to establish negligence and document injuries in order for his clients to receive fair compensation for their damages. Most personal injury cases are settled prior to trial, and he is adept at negotiating with insurance company reps and its in-house counsel.
If you’ve been harmed in a car accident or due to another cause, turn to Stephen for an upfront evaluation of your case. He’ll provide with the best legal path to take.