Personal Injury

Cases We Handle

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Wrongful death

Legal Components


First, you need to prove that the defendant had a particular duty to you. Typically, a duty is owed to all foreseeable persons who may be injured by the defendant’s failure to act as a reasonable person would under similar circumstances. Additionally, if a defendant’s conduct (such as drinking while driving) creates a “zone of danger”, he is responsible for the resulting injuries of those within that zone of danger.


After establishing that the defendant owed a duty to you, you will next need to establish that the defendant breached this duty. Generally speaking, this element is satisfied by showing that the defendant did not act as a reasonable person would under similar circumstances.


After establishing duty and breach, the plaintiff must establish causation. There are two types of causation that the plaintiff must prove. First, the plaintiff must prove actual causation, meaning that the plaintiff’s injuries would not have occurred but for the defendant’s conduct. Secondly, the plaintiff must prove proximate causation, meaning that the kind of harm that the plaintiff actually suffered was within the realm of potential harms that would likely result from the defendant’s conduct.


Damages are the final element of negligence claims; without proof of damages, there isn’t a valid personal injury claim. Common types of damages that may warrant filing a personal injury claim include medical costs, lost income, disability, and pain and suffering.

Practical Components

Before our firm decides to pursue a personal injury case, we must consider not only the legal requirements of a claim, but also whether it makes sense for a potential client to pursue that case. In other words, a personal injury case must be both legally and practically advisable.

One of the main ways it becomes inadvisable to pursue a case is when the costs associated with litigating a case are likely to exceed the amount of compensation that a potential client can reasonably expect to receive in that case. Personal injury cases can often be expensive to pursue. We are upfront with potential clients about the realities behind the costs associated with these cases before we move forward.

Additionally, we adamantly refuse to pursue cases that would end up leaving clients with little to no compensation. We are in the business of making a meaningful impact in people’s lives; if we are not reasonably confident we can do that, we will make sure that you know.

One of the most frequent and difficult conversations to have with people is when they have clearly been harmed by negligence, but we still cannot help them. It is especially difficult to tell this to potential clients who are desperate to hold the liable parties accountable for their injuries.  Despite its difficulty, we feel a moral obligation to be honest, upfront, and advise potential clients of this reality from the beginning.