- Persons who cause accidents that lead to spinal cord injuries;
- Companies that employ persons that cause accidents leading spinal cord injuries;
- Companies that make, sell, or distribute defective products that cause accidents leading to spinal cord injuries;
- Persons or companies that cause spinal cord injuries that lead to deaths; and
- Health care providers that cause accidents that lead to spinal cord injuries.
Who Exactly Can I Sue In My Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit?
You can bring a claim against anyone or any entity that satisfies the above elements. In the context of spinal cord injuries, here is a list of the most likely offenders:
- Car and truck drivers that were speeding or drinking and driving and then crashed into you.
- A company who may have caused an injury to you or your loved one at work or on a construction site.
- Healthcare providers that performed substandard care on you.
- Someone that knocked you over and forced you to fall.
Will My Case Be In Front Of A Judge Or A Jury?
If your case is tried in front of a judge as opposed to a judge, then it is known as a bench trial. Normally, in civil cases, you need to specifically ask for a jury. Otherwise, you will only make your case to the judge. Constitutional law requires a jury trial for criminal case absent defendant requests. While there are different mechanics involved in bench and jury trials, the overall goals of both are the same. In each, you must make the elements of your case through examination and argument. In each, you must respond to the other side’s points and objections with relevant fact and law. It might be to your benefit or detriment to pursue trial in front of a jury or judge. To discover which would be more advantageous to your case, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
How Do I Sue Companies For The Actions Of Their Employees?
In certain situations, you might be able to sue a company for the conduct of its employees. For instance, if a truck driver drove off the side of the road and ran into you causing injury to your spine, then you would want to sue the driver and the driver’s employer. How would you do that? Well, after suing both of them in an Illinois court of law, you would try to illustrate that the employee was acting within the scope of his employment when he injured your spine. To show this, prove that the thing he did while hurting you was part and parcel of his ordinary job routine and that he had not veered away from his service to his employer. If you can do this, then you will be able to impute liability onto the boss and take any funds that they have to pay for your damages.
Want To Know Who Is Responsible For Your Spinal Cord Injuries?
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can show you exactly who is responsible for your spinal cord injuries. Then, we can tailor a lawsuit that ensures you recover the most compensation possible under the law. Our team is skilled and experienced. Plus, we represent all of our clients on contingency so that you don’t have to pay for our help unless you’re happy with the outcome. Want to get help today? Then call our offices now!
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