Personal injury claims seek compensation for injuries and other damages resulting from the wrongdoing of other people. There are three points to consider in deciding whether to bring a personal injury claim. First, there must be a basis for a lawsuit. Generally, there are two basis for a claim. They are negligence and strict liability. Negligence requires proof of a duty of care, that the duty of care was not followed, and that damages occurred. A strict liability claim generally is limited to claims for injuries from products and requires only a showing of a duty and damages.
Second, proof of damages is critical. Damages can include compensation for pain and suffering, lost earnings, or other related losses.
Third, it is important to consider whether any judgment or settlement be collected.
Attorney Erickson has successfully handled many personal injury claims. Claims have ranged from minor claims to claims involving hundreds of thousands of dollars. Claims have included: