We often use the terms “car crash” and “accident” interchangeably. But true “accidents” are rare—when someone gets hurt as a result of an automobile or truck collision, human error, rather than pure chance, is usually to blame. When someone injures you as a result of their negligent driving, the law gives you the right to sue them for damages. The goal under the law is to make you “whole”—the negligent person has the obligation to make things right. But of course, if you were seriously injured in a crash, there’s no way to make things truly right. We can’t go back in time and undo the past. The best that can be done is get money—enough money to compensate you for your losses, including medical bills, pain and suffering, and any other losses as a result of the incident.

Accident LawThe same is not necessarily true in the medical context—there are known risk factors in surgical or other procedures, and sometimes, through no fault of the physician or anyone else, someone gets hurt. But it often does happen that there is a breach of the standard of care—that is, a medical professional does not use the degree of care a reasonable, qualified medical professional should use. Unfortunately, the victims of these types of “accidents” are often those who are least able to complain—the elderly.

And unfortunately, oftentimes “accidents” happen because the manufacturer of a medical device or other product did something wrong—defectively design or manufacture the product, or fail to warn consumers about the risks of using it.

If someone else’s negligence caused your “accident,” the attorneys at Keane Law LLC can help. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured plaintiffs in automobile, trucking, nursing home, and products liability cases, including defective drugs and medical devices. We charge nothing for our services unless we secure a recovery for you. Contact us today for a free case consultation.