Understanding Common Types Of Personal Injury Claims

Understanding Common Types Of Personal Injury Claims

Though the term “personal injury claims” isn’t entirely foreign to most people, the precise types of personal injury claims may not be the information most people have at the tips of their fingers. The mind of many people goes to car accidents, slip and fall incidents, etc. when they think of personal injury. Maybe even dog bites. But truth be told, there are numerous types of accidents that can and do apply to personal injury cases.

Here, we are going to take a look at injuries, accidents, and types of personal injury claims. If you were involved in any of the following incidents, you may well have a case that can and should be pursued with the assistance of a knowledgeable, experienced personal injury attorney.

Product Liability

If, as a result of using a product, you were injured, you may have a personal injury claim/case. The individual or company that sold, supplied, distributed, or manufactured the product – or otherwise made available to the general public this defective product – may be held liable.

Premises Liability

If on someone else’s premises or property, you suffered injuries, the owner of the property may be held liable. Example: If the floors in a building are uneven or unstable, and the building owner knew about it – and you were injured as a result – from the building’s owner, you may seek compensation because the hazardous situation made you fall.

Defamation

Based on state law, slander, libel, and defamation are handled differently. Specific elements must be proven by a plaintiff. It can be difficult to prove personal injury claims related to defamation. All the more reason to get an experienced attorney on your side.

Workplace Accidents

An attorney can explain whether or not you are actually eligible to file for Workers’ Compensation benefits following a work-related accident. For some job-related injuries, it may be appropriate to file a personal injury claim.

Wrongful Death

The family of someone who dies at the hands of someone else may have a possible wrongful death case/suit. Ask your attorney to explain the subtle differences between various types of cases related to wrongful death and personal injury claims.

Medical Malpractice

It’s especially hard to swallow when, at the hands of a medical professional, you are subjected to suffering. Due to medical negligence, approximately 25,000 to 200,000 people die every year. Medical accidents take the lives of roughly 65,000 to 200,000 individuals annually in the United States. Strangely enough, however, based on medical malpractice, few people actually file personal injury claims. Find an experienced personal injury attorney with whom to discuss your case if you feel you’ve been harmed by a medical provider.

Assault

Just exactly what is meant by “assault” differs from state to state. In some cases, physical injury doesn’t have to be specifically suffered by a victim. It could be considered a crime if someone simply threatened violence – but not always.

Animal Bites

Personal injury claims result from not only dog bites but bites from other animals, as well. Ask your legal representative about animal bites and how your state laws apply to them, because they’re different everywhere you go. The owner of the animal may or may not be held liable.

Slip and Fall

A common example of a slip and fall injury is that which occurs as the result of a wet floor in a commercial building. If you’re injured in a slip and fall incident, you may have a personal injury claim – particularly if the dangerous condition was common knowledge where the commercial building/management is concerned.

Vehicle/Transportation Accidents

Though simple car accidents come to mind when most people see the term MVA (motor vehicle accident), personal injury claims can involve the operators of numerous types of vehicles including the following:

  • Scooters and mopeds
  • Elevated trains
  • Trains
  • Buses
  • Airplanes
  • Boats
  • Motorcycles
  • Tractor-trailers

Personal injury cases also result from vehicles/drivers injuring pedestrians.

Have You Been Injured As the Result of an Accident or Incident of Some Sort?

If you’ve been the victim of any kind of accident or incident, and you’ve been injured, you would undoubtedly prefer someone highly competent to stand up for your legal rights. Let Pazer, Epstein, Jaffe, and Fein, P.C. be of assistance.

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