What’s the difference between a class-action lawsuit, civil suit, and criminal suit?

A class-action lawsuit is a lawsuit seeking monetary award for damages done to a large number of people. Frequent class-action lawsuits occur against corporations for some product defectiveness or defective drug problem.

A class action lawsuit typically does not get the individual plaintiffs much money in awards, but class action suits are effective in changing a company”s practices or getting faulty products out of the market. Personal injury lawsuits can use the class-action status if many people were injured in the same way.

A civil suit is any lawsuit filed against someone else (or some entity) seeking monetary compensation. Personal injury lawsuits are a type of civil suit, though so are many other kinds of lawsuits depending on the type of redress sought or type of crime committed.

Criminal lawsuits are a kind of suit filed by the government against individuals or entities (such as companies) seeking social redress. Criminal lawsuits seek some form of punishment not limited to monetary fine, including incarceration, probation, or other forms of law enforcement action.

If you would like to learn more about this how a capable personal injury lawyer can help you with your situation, contact Houston personal injury lawyer Blaine A Tucker today at 713-771-5453 to discuss your options with him.

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a form of professional negligence committed by health care providers, resulting in injury or death to the affected patient. When a medical professional fails to perform up to industry-set standards, or when he or she behaves carelessly, a patient may suffer needless harm. Common examples of medical malpractice include hospital negligence, nursing home abuse, pharmaceutical errors, birth injuries, misdiagnosis, and unreasonable delay in treatment.

If you would like to learn more about medical malpractice and how a capable personal injury lawyer can help you with your situation, contact Houston personal injury lawyer Blaine A Tucker today at 713-771-5453 to discuss your options with him.

Do I need a lawyer if I believe I may have a drug or medical device claim?

Due to complex issues involved in drug and medical device claims, discussing your case with an attorney who is experienced in the area is a good way to ensure a thorough evaluation of your case.

I purchased prescription drugs from another country, what recourse do I have in the US?

Your legal rights in connection with drugs purchased from foreign countries may differ from the rights you have when you purchase drugs from the US market.

If you would like to learn more about prescription drug liability and how a capable personal injury lawyer can help you with your situation, contact Houston personal injury lawyer Blaine A Tucker today at 713-771-5453 to discuss your options with him.

My doctor prescribed a drug for treatment but failed to tell me it was part of an experimental program. What can I do?

Your physician had a duty to tell you that the drug was part of an experimental program and you had the right to refuse to participate in it. You may have grounds for an action against your doctor.

Does my doctor need to inform me of all options when it comes to prescription drugs and medical devices?

You have the right to be told about alternative courses of treatment and to make an informed decision regarding your health care options.

The label on my prescription had the incorrect dosage instructions. Who is liable?

It depends on the facts in your case and when the error occurred. Your doctor has a responsibility to write your prescription correctly, and the pharmacy that dispensed your medication has a responsibility to know the properties of the drugs they sell and to ensure the label reflects their knowledge.

How can I find out if a medication I have been prescribed is dangerous?

Always ask your physician questions you have about medications he or she prescribes you. Also ask your pharmacist about possible risks and instructions on how to take your medications. If you are already taking a medication and would like to make sure it is still safe, check with the FDA web site or the MedWatch Web site for updates on dangerous drugs.

 

Who is liable for harm suffered from prescription drugs?

Depending on the facts of your case, liable parties can range from drug and medical device manufacturers, to your treating physician, to the pharmacy that dispensed the medication.

If you would like to learn more about prescription drug liability and how a capable personal injury lawyer can help you with your situation, contact Houston personal injury lawyer Blaine A Tucker today at 713-771-5453 to discuss your options with him.

What if my injury occurs at work?

Often times, personal injuries are severe enough to prevent an individual from returning to work immediately after they have been sustained. If you work in the United States and have been injured on the job, you may be qualified to receive workers compensation. Depending on the jurisdiction, injured workers are eligible to receive monetary compensation for wages lost while the worker is unable to perform his or her employment duties, for past and future money loss, and reimbursement for medical expenses. You also cannot be fired while you are away from work due to this type of injury.

If you have been injured while employed and would like help or more information on what to do next, personal Injury Attorney Blaine A Tucker can help. Please contact his law office at 713-771-5453 to schedule an appointment today.

What are damages?

If you have suffered a personal injury as the result of another party’s negligence, then you may have the right to claim damages. Damages are forms of monetary compensation granted to the victim in a successful personal injury case. There are two main categories of damages:

  • Compensatory (Actual) Damages: Money awarded to the claimant in order to compensate him or her for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering
  • Punitive Damages: Money awarded to the claimant not to compensate him or her for losses, but rather, to reform and deter the offender from making the same decisions or taking the same actions in the future.

If you would like to learn more about damages, contact Houston personal injury lawyer Blaine A Tucker today at 713-771-5453 to discuss your options with him.

What should I do if I’m ready to seek legal advice?

Write down all of the specifics of the incident that you can. This will include knowing approximately where and when the incident took place. Keep records of all of your medical expenses, including physical therapy and driving expenses.

Never sign anything without legal counsel. Ask your local police department for a police report of your incident and retain all police or law enforcement paperwork if you have it. Gather witness information (name, phone number, etc.) or anyone knowledgeable about the case.

You don’t need to have any of this paperwork to file a claim or to contact a law firm but it does help your case overall.

The most important thing to do – before you do anything else – is to contact a personal injury lawyer for a free consultation. Only with experienced and professional legal counsel can you truly reclaim your rights.

If you would like to learn more about personal injuries and how a capable personal injury lawyer can help you with your situation, contact Houston personal injury lawyer Blaine A Tucker today at 713-771-5453 to discuss your options with him.

What if I was partly at fault for the accident?

Most states have laws that give rights to people even if they were partly at fault. This area remains one of the most changing areas of personal injury law, however, and is a good reason to contact an experienced law firm to help you.

If you would like to learn more about personal injuries and how a capable personal injury lawyer can help you with your situation, contact Houston personal injury lawyer Blaine A Tucker today at 713-771-5453 to discuss your options with him.

Do I need to hire a personal injury lawyer in my city or town?

No. We have handled cases in various cities and counties across Texas as well as many other States.

If you would like to learn more about personal injuries and how a capable personal injury lawyer can help you with your situation, contact Houston personal injury lawyer Blaine A Tucker today at 713-771-5453 to discuss your options with him.

How soon should I file a lawsuit?

You should contact a personal injury law firm as quickly after the incident as possible. Try to document the incident with police and medical records and avoid signing any statement or papers from anyone else.

Your case may still be handled even though the incident occurred long ago, however.

Do not settle – or deal with – someone else’s lawyers without your own legal counsel. Many cases have a “statute of limitations” meaning that you only have a certain amount of time during which you can file a claim, though there are several legal cases where this may not matter.

If you would like to learn more about personal injuries and how a capable personal injury lawyer can help you with your situation, contact Houston personal injury lawyer Blaine A Tucker today at 713-771-5453 to discuss your options with him.

What kind of monetary compensation will I get?

Each case varies, but you may be compensated for a number of things including all medical related expenses (including physical therapy and medication), lost wages (including overtime and potential future wages), pain & suffering, emotional trauma, disfigurement, physical impairment, embarrassment, mental illness, property damage, and any fees associated with the case in your day-to-day life.

If you would like to learn more about personal injuries and how a capable personal injury lawyer can help you with your situation, contact Houston personal injury lawyer Blaine A Tucker today at 713-771-5453 to discuss your options with him.

How do I know if I have a case?

Most personal injury law firms work only on a percentage based fee. This fee tends to reduce the amount of frivolous lawsuits because lawyers will only spend time on cases they think they can win.

If you would like to learn more about personal injuries and how a capable personal injury lawyer can help you with your situation, contact Houston personal injury lawyer Blaine A Tucker today at 713-771-5453 to discuss your options with him.

I don’t know if I can afford to hire a lawyer. What should I do?

Most personal injury lawyers get paid only if you get paid. This is known as working on a “contingency” basis. If your case is lost, the law firm does not receive any money whatsoever from you.

If you would like to learn more about personal injuries and how a capable personal injury lawyer can help you with your situation, contact Houston personal injury lawyer Blaine A Tucker today at 713-771-5453 to discuss your options with him.

What is negligence?

Many personal injuries often result from negligence on behalf of another individual or company. Negligence comes in all forms, but it is most generally defined as the failure of an individual to act in a responsible manner. Oftentimes, negligence has damaging results. When these careless acts affect you and your physical or psychological well-being, you have been needlessly harmed and have a right to justice.

To learn more about negligence, please contact Houston personal injury lawyer Blaine A Tucker at 713-771-5453. If you have suffered an injury due to negligence on part of another individual, we can help you.

What is wrongful death?

Wrongful death is a term used in legal cases in which a victim suffers death as a result of another individual’s negligence or criminal actions. Because the deceased individual cannot file a suit, another party must do so instead. Typically, the victim’s family will make a wrongful death claim against the offender in order to obtain damages as a result of the death.

In order for one to make a successful wrongful death claim, the deceased individual must have passed away as a result of another person’s negligence or unjust actions, the deceased must have surviving family members, and monetary damages must have resulted from the death.

If you would like to learn more about wrongful death, contact Houston personal injury lawyer Blaine A Tucker at 713-771-5453 with any questions you may have.

What is personal injury?

What is personal injury?

Personal injury is a term that refers to any sort of damage done to an individual’s body, mind, or emotional state. It does not pertain to property damage of any type. In the legal realm, a personal injury is the result of an accident caused by another individual’s negligence. For example, if one were to sustain an injury in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver, then he or she has suffered a personal injury.

If you would like to learn more about personal injuries and how a capable personal injury lawyer can help you with your situation, contact Houston personal injury lawyer Blaine A Tucker today at 713-771-5453 to discuss your options with him.

What should I do if I sustain a personal injury?

Personal injuries can occur during almost any activity. Some are worse than others; occasionally, personal injuries can even result in death. All personal injuries, however, are damaging, and a lawyer can usually help you figure out your next course of action. If your injury was the result of negligence on behalf of another individual, you definitely deserve justice.

If you have suffered an accidental injury, please do not hesitate to contact Houston personal injury lawyer Blaine A Tucker at 713-771-5453. He can help you take the first steps toward handling your injury in the best way possible.


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