You may collect compensation from any person who was legally negligent. This term means that the person had a duty to act with ordinary care and failed to do so. You will need to prove that this neglect caused your injury and that you sustained damages.
If you were more than 50 per cent responsible for the injury, you will not be allowed to recover costs. If you were less than 50 per cent liable, you may recover an amount that will depend on the share of fault you bear.
Wyoming law states that if more than one person was responsible for the injury, they will each be liable for an amount corresponding to the level of fault they each bear.
If you were injured when using a consumer product, you must prove that it was defective, and that this defect made the item dangerous. You must prove that you were using the item in an approved fashion when injured, and that you suffered damages. You must furnish proof that the defect itself caused the injury.
|Wyoming Personal Injury Laws|
Statute of Limitations
|Damages Recoverable||Medical expenses, Lost wages, future earning ability, property damage, cost of household help, pain and suffering
|Strict Liability||Product manufacturer may be liable for injuries caused by a consumer product|
|Joint Liability||Defendants are proportionately liable for damages|
|Contributory Negligence||Modified contributed negligence: you may not recover damages if you are found to be 51% or more at fault, if you are found to be 50% or less at fault you may recover damages based on proportion of fault.
Wyoming state law stipulates that the responsible party must pay for medical expenses, no matter when they occur; this means you can be compensated whether they are incurred in the past, the present, or are likely to occur in the future. If you are no longer able to earn the same amount of money as you could before the injury, or if you missed work, you are entitled to compensation. Permanent disfigurement or disability is also grounds for compensation. Emotional or mental distress is covered by Wyoming personal injury law. If your family relationships have suffered because of the injury and its related stresses, you are entitled to compensation. The liable person or company must compensate any other expenses caused directly by the injury.
Wyoming allows you a long period of four years from the injury date in which you may file a personal injury report. Don't let this time expire, or you won't be able to collect any compensation!
Be sure to speak with a Wyoming personal injury lawyer before you attempt to speak with an insurance adjuster.
You should save any evidence that pertains to the injury, including the clothing you wore at the time of the injury and photographic evidence. Save any damaged property, as well.