Skip to Content

Common Legal Issues in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases

wrongful death

If you are considering bringing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, it is important to understand the two basic elements of the lawsuit. These elements are (1) the facts of the case and (2) the laws that will control the outcome. To develop an in-depth understanding of the facts of your case, it is important to gather documentation regarding the extent of your injuries and to be sure about the identities of those involved in the accident. With that being said, this discussion will focus more on the law, providing a general overview of the common legal issues that arise in most personal injury cases.

Identifying liable parties is one of the most important things that you can do when considering the viability of your personal injury suit and should be one of the first steps that you take when determining whether you have a claim. A liable person can either be someone who did something to cause your injury, or failed to do something that could have prevented your injury. It is important to note that businesses can be held liable in personal injury cases, not only people.

Considering liable parties goes hand in hand with considering whether the liable person has insurance coverage and determining which party you believe you will best be able to recover damages from. Insurance coverage and the liability of parties can be difficult to determine, which is why it is important that you are guided by an expert with experience in this process.

Other common legal issues will be discussed in following articles, including include jury instructions, potential causes of action, jurisdiction and venue, the statute of limitations, conflicts-of-law, joint and several liability, comparative fault, and causation.

Our personal injury attorneys at KI Legal Personal Injury can help you make calculated decisions on who may be liable and what strategy may be best for you in pursuing recovery. For help maximizing the value of your claim and navigating the complex world of personal injury claims, contact our team and sit down for a free consultation. Call (212) 404-8605 or email today.




This information is the most up to date news available as of the date posted. Please be advised that any information posted on the KI Legal Blog or Social Channels is being supplied for informational purposes only and is subject to change at any time. For more information, and clarity surrounding your individual organization or current situation, contact a member of the KI Legal team.


KI Legal Personal Injury fights for victims of a wide array of personal injury claims, from Motor Vehicle Accidents to Scaffolding and Ladder Falls to Slip/Trip & Falls, amongst others. By leveraging its multidisciplinary foundation and, with the help of its experienced litigators, KI Legal Personal Injury can fight for the results and compensation that victims deserve without pushing for premature settlements due to financial reasons. This financial paradigm shift swings the pendulum in our favor when it comes to negotiating with insurance carriers, inherently leading to better results for clients. For the latest updates.

Share To: