Every day, countless Memphis residents are injured in preventable accidents. The consequences of these car, truck, motorcycle, and workplace accidents can leave victims with financial hardships and permanent disabilities. At Mama Justice – MW Law Firm, we help ensure that these victims do not have to face these challenges alone.
Many people are surprised to learn that the definition of “personal injury” has very little to do with the injury itself. Instead, the term refers to a field of law, also known as “tort law.” All personal injury cases are based on “torts” or acts or omissions that cause injury or harm to another person. A wrongdoing becomes a tort when the act or omission is negligent. Negligence is based on the idea that we all have a duty of care towards one another. Drivers must drive carefully, manufacturers must warn users of any risks or dangers associated with their products, medical professionals must adhere to a standard of care, and so-on.
To prove negligence, you must show:
Per the American Bar Association, automobile accident cases are the most common inspiration for personal injury claims, so we can use a car crash as an example of tort law:
In car accidents, all drivers owe an implicit duty of care to those around them. As such, you will focus your case on proving fault and showing how the driver’s behavior was careless and caused your injuries.
Our Memphis-based personal injury firm pursues justice after torts of every shape and size.
In addition to general car accident cases, we handle specific types of car crashes and those involving other motor vehicles.
Our practice areas include: