Wyoming, like all other states, has a statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit. Any party who wishes to sue another for damages stemming from a wrongful act or negligent behavior must do so within four years from the date of their accident or their injuries became known.1 It is very important for accident victims to be aware of their state’s statute of limitations as once it expires, they no longer may have a valid case.
Reasons to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Individuals might choose to file a personal injury lawsuit after any of the following types of accidents:
- An individual trips and falls while inside a business establishment. Business owners, like all property owners in Wyoming, owe visitors a duty of care. This means they should be monitoring their premises to ensure they are reasonably safe and free from dangerous conditions. If a dangerous condition exists, the property owner is responsible for warning potential visitors of the hazard.
When a business owner fails to maintain their premises or inspect it for unsafe conditions, they can be held accountable for any accidents that occur.
- An individual suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident with a negligent driver. Although insurance companies will usually step in and pay a victim for property loss, medical bills, lost wages, etc., there are times when insurance coverage is limited. If a negligent driver wasn’t insured at the time of the accident or their limits aren’t enough to satisfy a victim’s damages, the victim should consider retaining a Wyoming personal injury attorney who can help them file a lawsuit.
- An individual suffered injuries during a medical procedure. If a doctor performs the wrong procedure or causes a patient to suffer an injury during surgery because he/she made a mistake, they can be sued for medical malpractice. Doctors can also be sued if they fail to diagnose a patient, provide them with the wrong medication or dosing instructions, or bring harm upon them as a result of a medical error.
What does a Wyoming personal injury lawyer do?
A Wyoming personal injury attorney has many tasks they are responsible for completing, some of which include:
- Explaining a victim’s rights.
- Assessing their case to determine if they have the grounds to sue.
- Valuing their damages. Some of the damages that are often awarded in personal injury cases include: pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, mental anguish, etc.
- Filing a lawsuit against the negligent party.
- Building a solid case for their client.
- Fighting for a fair and favorable outcome.
If an individual was recently injured by another party in Wyoming and is looking to file a personal injury lawsuit against them, the lawyers at Frederick J. Harrison, P.C. are ready to help. Frederick J. Harrison, P.C. does offer free consultations and can be reached at (307) 316-1760.
Frederick J. Harrison, P.C. can be reached at:
301 West Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: (307) 316-1760