Personal injury  

 

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Carlo A. Rolando aggressively advocates for people who have been severely injured by the errors, omissions, carelessness or inattention of others and for the loved ones of victims of wrongful death.  

Civil wrongs (torts) that cause bodily injury or harm are categorized as “personal injury” claims.  A personal injury claim assigns responsibility to an individual, group or business (defendant) for causing injury to a victim (plaintiff). Personal injury litigation seeks to provide monetary relief (damages) to the plaintiff and thereby deter the defendant from harming others.

Personal injury victims often suffer physical pain, mental trauma, and lost wages that may be permanent and life changing. The physical injuries can include disfigurement, loss of limb, scars, disability, and the loss of sense perception. Mental harm often includes emotional trauma, mental anguish, loss of love and affection, and loss of enjoyment.  

To prevail on a personal injury claim, you need only prove that a majority of the evidence (preponderance) shows that an injury was caused by the defendant’s negligent actions.  The preponderance standard of proof is significantly lower than the reasonable doubt standard required in criminal cases.  For this reason, even if a defendant is acquitted of criminal charges, he could still be found liable for personal injuries caused by the same conduct.


Personal injury claims encompass many kinds of injuries and wrongful conduct: 

•    Motor vehicle accidents
•    Pedestrian accidents
•    Defective medical products and devices
•    Medical malpractice
•    Dangerous/defective products
•    Spinal cord injuries
•    Dangerous property conditions
•    Animal attacks
•    Burn injuries
•    Brain injuries
•    Product liability (e.g., defect in either manufacturing or design of product; failure to warn) 
•    Toxic torts – including chemicals & cosmetics, hazardous waste, pesticides, radiation and    

      electromagnetic energy
•    Wrongful death




While personal injury claims are diverse, they are all complex.  At the Law Office of Carlo A. Rolando, you will find an aggressive, dedicated advocate, who provides representation aimed at obtaining full compensation for your injuries.