The attorneys listed on the Footlaw.com web site can also
assist you in handling Personal Injury claims involving
serious injury to your body including your foot, ankle, or
The modern phrase which all of us are familiar with is
"Personal Injury," but in law, it is also known as a "tort,"
or the French word for "wrong." Personal injury or tort law
is intended to compensate you as the victim for someone
else's carelessness, recklessness, or intentional misconduct
if such action injures or damages you. For example, if
someone hits the back of your car while you are stopped at a
red light, and you fractured, that is broke your ankle, that
person commits a tort.
The person whose action results in a personal injury is
often referred to as the "tortfeasor." If the injured party
files a lawsuit, that is, starts an official litigation
filed in Court, he or she is called a "plaintiff" or
"claimant," and the wrongdoer is called a "defendant."
Some common personal injury claims involve:
- Slip and Fall Accidents (a person slips, falls, and is
injured on someone else's property), for example, grocery
stores, discount and department stores, malls, and apartment
- Injuries on the Job (workplace accidents) or
- Motor Vehicle Accidents (accidents
caused by reckless or careless driving);
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Product Defects - Injuries or death as a result of
a defective product such as automotive and consumer
products, medical equipment, surgical prostheses, drugs,
industrial equipment, and household appliances.