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 As owner of Lee J. Rohn and Associates, LLC, Lee Rohn
handles approximately 65 percent of civil cases in St.
Croix, Unit...
 Health care givers can also be held liable because of
misdiagnosed injuries or mistakes in medication.
Malpractice law s...
Personal Injury Law Explained
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Personal Injury Law Explained

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Personal Injury Law Explained

  1. 1.  As owner of Lee J. Rohn and Associates, LLC, Lee Rohn handles approximately 65 percent of civil cases in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands, from her office in Christiansted. Lee J. Rohn advocates for clients in matters of toxic waste, discrimination, and personal injuries. Personal injury laws are based on the idea of negligence - the failure of an individual or organization to provide for safety as legally required. For instance, a careless automobile driver neglects to operate his or her vehicle in a safe manner, causing injury. The driver is liable for damages or injuries. Other examples of negligence include medical malpractice, abuse in nursing homes, or failure to keep a premises safe.
  2. 2.  Health care givers can also be held liable because of misdiagnosed injuries or mistakes in medication. Malpractice law serves to protect patients by entitling them to compensation for missing income, health expenses, and pain and suffering. Personal injury laws also apply to manufacturers. Because they have the ability to find defects and inform their customers, companies such as automakers are held to “strict liability”. Instead of finding negligence, lawyers must merely prove that persons were hurt while engaged in a “foreseeable use” of the product and that the product was defective.

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