Can I sue for a shoulder injury that changes my way of life? 15 Answers as of May 14, 2014

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Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
Sue whom? If someone owes you a duty to act in a certain way, and they fail to act in that way, and if that failure to act CAUSES you an injury, then you can sue. However, if you are partly at fault because of a failure to act appropriately on your part, then the value of your claim is impacted.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 5/14/2014
Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
Anyone can sue anyone. It would be nice if we had more facts. Was someone negligent?
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/24/2014
Candiano Law Office
Candiano Law Office | Charles J. Candiano
Yes. Absolutely!
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 4/24/2014
Peters Law, PLLC
Peters Law, PLLC | Mark T. Peters, Sr.
You can, but you will have to prove that the injury was caused by the negligence of someone else and not you. If the injury occurred at work, worker's comp is generally your only remedy, unless you can prove a third party also contributed to the injury.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
Replied: 4/24/2014
James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C.
James E. Hasser, Jr. P.C. | Jim Hasser
Possibly. It depends on how it happened and whether someone else was at fault in causing the injury.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 4/24/2014
    Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A.
    Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
    Tell me about your claim.
    Answer Applies to: North Carolina
    Replied: 4/24/2014
    The Law Offices of Russell Gregory, P.C.
    The Law Offices of Russell Gregory, P.C. | Russell Gregory
    Possibly, how did it happen? I'd need some facts, to comment on whether you can pursue the matter.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/24/2014
    The Law Office of Stephen R. Chesley, LLC
    The Law Office of Stephen R. Chesley, LLC | Stephen R. Chesley
    If your injury is the result of some one else's negligence you could bring a case. You should contact an attorney to discuss the facts.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 4/24/2014
    Lombardi Law Firm
    Lombardi Law Firm | Steve Lombardi
    Maybe. It all depends on the facts involving liability and whether we are talking about a personal injury claim or a workers' compensation claim. You've given too little information to know the right answer.
    Answer Applies to: Iowa
    Replied: 4/24/2014
    Gregory M Janks, PC
    Gregory M Janks, PC | Gregory M Janks
    It will depend on whether someone was negligent in the causation of your injury, the facts of the injury causing incident, your medical proofs, whether your claim is timely, etc. In short, "maybe". You would be best advised to consult a local Michigan attorney that regularly handles the type of incident that befell you for specific advice based on a more complete history.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/24/2014
    Law Office of Gary H. Lomanno, LLC | Gary H. Lomanno
    In order to recover for an injury the plaintiff must prove three things: (1) liability (legal responsibility or fault); (2) damages (injuries or losses); and (3) legal or proximate causation (a substantial causal relationship between the wrongdoing and the damages). If all three can be proven then the potential for recovery exists. However additional factors, unique to your specific matter, must also be considered.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 4/24/2014
    Lewis B. Kaplan | Lewis B. Kaplan
    Maybe and maybe not . The facts out of which your injury arose are VERY IMPORTANT in answering your question and you did not provide those facts !
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 4/24/2014
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C.
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
    Well, that depends on how it happened and whether someone can be held legally liable for it.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 4/24/2014
    Barry Rabovsky & Associates
    Barry Rabovsky & Associates | Barry Rabovsky
    Can you please describe how the accident happened?
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 4/24/2014
    Ty Wilson Law
    Ty Wilson Law | Ty Wilson
    Depends. Was your shoulder injury due to something someone did that caused it or something someone did not do that they should of done to prevent someone from being injured and as a result you injured your shoulder? More details are definitely needed.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 4/24/2014
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