Personal Injury Law
- Claims for Personal Injury
- Insurance Claims
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Slip and Fall Cases
- Medical, Legal, Accounting and Financial Malpractice
If you have been hurt by a negligent driver, fallen on an icy shopping mall sidewalk, or hurt by the work of a negligent doctor or financial planner, you are the victim of an unintentional act and may have the right to compensation. If a person owes you a 'duty of reasonable care', and breaches that duty resulting in damages to you, you have a claim for compensation for the damage caused.
Injuries for which there may be compensation include damages to your body, your property or your reputation. Intentional acts such as theft and assault are 'intentional torts', where the wrongdoer will be forced to compensate the victim.
Most personal injuries, however, result from unintentional acts caused by negligence of another party. In this type of case there are essential criteria which must be met:
- The person who caused the accident has to have some type of 'duty of reasonable care' to the person who was injured.
- There must be a breach of that duty of reasonable care.
- The breach of duty of reasonable care must have actually caused the injury.
The lawyers at Keesmaat Partners LLP have years of experience in pursuing a wide variety of tort claims. As well as dealing with motor vehicle accidents and personal injuries, they have been involved in a number of cases involving the duties of officers and directors of corporations, trustees, financial planners and other financial advisers.