Personal Injury Lawsuit

Sokolove Law is a national personal injury law firm with over 45 years of experience. We’ve helped thousands of clients across the country pursue justice, recovering over $9.4 Billion on their behalf.

If you were injured through no fault of your own, you may be able to pursue compensation from a personal injury lawsuit. Contact us today to learn more about your legal options.

What Is a Personal Injury?

Personal injury cases include any form of harm that comes to your physical health or finances and is caused by another party.

Some common personal injuries include:

  • Physical harm
  • Serious loss of finances
  • Disability
  • Health problems or illness caused by an injury
  • Worsening of an existing health condition
  • Death

Given that these injuries are often the fault of another party, many people file legal claims to get compensation that will help offset the cost of injuries and loss.

The guidance of an experienced law firm is crucial to maximizing the amount of compensation received in your case.

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If you or a loved one was harmed by another party, a personal injury lawyer can help you understand your legal options.

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How Personal Injury Cases Work

In a personal injury case, you seek justice and financial compensation from the defendant(s) who caused you harm. 

Your claim must show that your injuries were the fault of the defendant (people or companies). In some cases, you may need to prove that the other party was negligent.

Negligence can be anything the other party could have done to prevent your injuries but did not. Their failure to protect you could mean they are at fault.

At Sokolove Law, our lawyers have the resources and experience needed to increase your chances of a favorable outcome.

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Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

Personal injuries can happen unexpectedly and almost anywhere, including at work, school, home, or while on vacation.

Learn about 7 common types of personal injury cases below.

1. Medical Malpractice

Lung surgeryAccording to a study from Johns Hopkins University, medical malpractice is the fourth-highest cause of death in the United States. 

Over 250,000 people die each year from medical errors made by doctors or other health care professionals, while countless others are injured.

Medical malpractice can include:

Even a simple medical mistake can lead to permanent issues or death. For example, if a doctor makes a misdiagnosis, a patient may receive unnecessary or improper treatment. Many mistakes happen in the emergency room,

In these instances, you may be able to hold the hospital or the health care worker responsible for your injuries accountable through a malpractice lawsuit.

2. Auto Accidents

Unfortunately, car accidents are all too common. Tens of thousands of people are killed in automobile accidents each year, while many others sustained serious injuries. Even minor accidents can leave people with long-term physical and mental health issues.

Auto accidents can also cause a large financial burden. Medical expenses, lost wages if unable to work, and the cost to repair your car can add up quickly.

Fortunately, those who were injured in auto accidents have several ways to seek compensation.

Call Sokolove Law at (800) 995-1212 to learn more.

3. Commercial Truck Accidents

Commercial vehicle accidents can include tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, delivery vans, rideshare vehicles, and buses.

Truck accidentAccidents involving commercial vehicles — especially trucks — can be particularly deadly.

These vehicles weigh 20-30 times as much as cars and can take longer to brake or change lanes, putting passengers in lighter vehicles at a disadvantage in collisions and resulting in more severe injuries.

While accidents involving large trucks or commercial vehicles occur for a variety of reasons, many are preventable and are often the result of trucking companies violating safety standards to maximize profits.

4. Catastrophic Injuries

AmbulanceCatastrophic injuries are a type of personal injury that result in significant, often irreversible damage to a person’s body or mental well-being.

These can happen at any time, such as during a sports game, from an unexpected assault, or through a severe slip and fall

Catastrophic injuries can include:

  • Amputation
  • Permanent brain damage
  • Third-degree burns
  • Concussions
  • Disfigurement
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Death

These injuries often come out of nowhere, devastating you and your family in the process. The building collapse in Surfside, Florida is a tragic example. 

The high costs associated with the treatment of these injuries — surgeries, medication, and rehabilitation — can add even more distress.

5. Workplace Injuries

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), approximately 4.6 million people are injured on the job each year. Around 12,600 workers get hurt every single day.

While workers compensation plans can help many victims get back on their feet, the sad truth is that some workplace injuries could have and should have been avoided.

Common workplace injuries include:

  • Cuts
  • Falling
  • Getting struck or crushed by equipment
  • Strained or torn muscles
  • Sprains

In addition to these physical injuries, you may be able to file a lawsuit if you have been wrongfully denied workers compensation or if your employer commits wage violations.

6. Consumer Fraud

Consumers may be the victims of fraud if their brokers or advisers made negligent or intentionally poor financial decisions on their behalf. As a result, the consumer has lost their hard-earned money or is denied money that they may need.

Common types of consumer fraud include:

  • Complicated exchange-traded funds (ETFs)
  • Disability denial
  • Insurance fraud
  • Unlawful termination

7. Dog Bites

DogDogs that are not kept on leashes or that escape their enclosures may attack unsuspecting individuals without warning. Even dogs on a leash may pose a threat. Children and seniors are at a higher risk of getting bitten by a dog.

Dog bite lawsuits may be able to be filed against the owner of the dog.

Don’t see your injury listed? You may still have a case we can help with. Explore our list of cases or contact Sokolove Law to learn more.

How to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit

When you work with Sokolove Law, we strive to make filing a personal injury lawsuit as stress-free as possible for you and your family.

If you have a case, our personal injury attorneys can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and recovery.

The claims process generally includes your personal injury legal team:

  • Determining your eligibility to file a personal injury claim through a free consultation
  • Building a strong case with medical records, testimony, and evidence
  • Filing a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf
  • Negotiating a personal injury settlement amount with the defendant
  • Presenting your case in court if needed

To date, we have recovered over $9.4 Billion for our clients — a number that continues to grow.

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Personal Injury Statutes of Limitations

Personal injury statutes of limitations are laws that determine how long you have to file a claim. These laws vary for each state and case type.

Once this deadline passes, you will not be able to take legal action for your injury. 

Contact Sokolove Law as soon as possible to ensure your claim is filed within these deadlines. We’ll make sure that all of the paperwork and documents necessary to support your lawsuit are submitted properly and on time.

Get Help from Personal Injury Attorneys at Sokolove Law

Sokolove Law has helped thousands of people seek damages through personal injury lawsuits. As a national law firm, we’re able to file claims for clients in all 50 states.

Many injuries can have lasting consequences. Without legal action, those who may be at fault might not be held accountable, allowing them to continue causing harm to others.

If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, our team is standing by to help you pursue justice and compensation.

To learn if you qualify, fill out our contact form or call (800) 995-1212 today.

Personal Injury Lawyer FAQs

What is an example of personal injury?

Personal injury is a legal term for mental, physical, or economic harm caused by the actions — or inactions — of someone else.

Examples of personal injuries may include: 

  • Automobile accidents
  • Catastrophic injuries like
  • Commercial trucking accidents
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Dog bites
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workplace injuries

What damages can you claim for personal injury?

Filing a personal injury lawsuit may allow you to receive financial compensation for the injury you suffered.

Damages that you may be able to claim through a personal injury lawsuit include: 

  • Cost of medical bills
  • Emotional and mental distress
  • Loss of income due to the injury
  • Property that was damaged or destroyed

If you were injured through no fault of your own, call (800) 995-1212 or fill out our contact form to learn if you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim.

How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?

At Sokolove Law, we charge no upfront or out-of-pocket costs. 

Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we successfully recover compensation for you.

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Last modified: June 17, 2024

  1. American Bar Associations. "Personal Injury". Retrieved from: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_issues_for_consumers/injury/. Accessed on April 25, 2023.
  2. National Library of Medicine. "Your Health Care May Kill You: Medical Errors." Retrieved from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28186008/. Accessed on April 25, 2023.