When people are injured while at work, school or in sports facilities, it is important to determine who is legally responsible. While compensation may be available through an employers’ workers’ compensation insurance, there are exceptions — and you may be able to sue for damages caused by your injuries. For example, if you sustained an personal injury due to a defective product or toxic substance, you may be able to sue the manufacturers. If a third party injured you, you may bring a lawsuit against the person directly. If your personal injury was a result of your employer’s intentional or egregious conducts, or if your employer does not carry workers’ compensation insurance, you may be able to sue them in civil court.
Sports injuries are becoming more and more common, especially as related to school-age football incidents. Some of these injuries are catastrophic. You could be entitled to make a sports injury claim if you suffered a personal injury that was caused by another player’s recklessness, for example. Additionally, owners of sports facilities have a duty to provide a safe playing environment, and thus if negligent, can also be responsible. Kirk Davis provides legal counsel and representation related to:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Workplace injuries (falling in trench, equipment falling on worker etc.)
- Injuries at sea (seamen on fishing and crabbing vessels, etc)
- Sports Injuries (malicious tackles, lack of medical care or evaluation following a sports incident, etc.)
King County — Policy limits of insurance exhausted after extensive negotiation. Plaintiffs were walking in crosswalk when they were hit by motorist. Both plaintiffs suffered minor traumatic brain injuries. Fortunately, both are doing very well after several months of therapy. $250,000