Here at Graves & Swanson LLC, we focus on helping our clients move forward with their lives and build a better future. For this very reason, personal injury law – also known as “tort” law – is one of our primary practice areas.
The purpose of personal injury law is to compensate and make a person “whole” for the emotional, physical, or financial harm they’ve suffered, either as the result of an accident or someone else’s intentional act. Suits for redress can be brought against individuals or entities, depending on the circumstances.
An individual may be liable in tort when he or she commits an intentional, reckless or negligent act that causes harm to another. Likewise, when organizations, employers or government entities fail to properly screen, supervise or train their staff and managers, they may be liable in tort for any harm resulting from their employees' abuse or neglect. This is especially true for those institutions tasked with safeguarding the most vulnerable members of our society, such as children, the elderly, the indigent or the ill. Landlords and business owners who ignore or fail to investigate dangers to their residents, customers, or visitors may be responsible for subsequent related injuries.
As with all lawsuits, strict time frames ("statutes of limitation") may apply to any claim, so it is important to contact an attorney sooner rather than later. If you or someone you know has been hurt or injured and would like to talk to a lawyer, please free to contact Graves & Swanson LLC.
To read more about common personal injury actions (such as battery, assault, negligence, or fraud), please click here.
At Graves & Swanson LLC, we believe in the power of the civil justice system to provide injured claimants with compensation and redress for their harms. If you’d like to discuss the specifics of your particular case, you are welcome to contact our offices.