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.
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