May 26, 2018

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Types of Personal Injury Claims

There are a variety of different types of personal injury claims, but they all have one thing in common: Personal injury cases involve physical harm as the result of a negligent action.

People who suffered severe injuries, such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, or back and neck injuries, can use the protections of state and federal laws to recover financial compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Personal injury lawyers facilitate the claims process, advise clients, and work to win significant funds to help restore health and improve quality of life for families affected by injury.

Personal injury claims allege that the injuries were preventable and that the responsible party now owes the victim money damages for the injury. The attorneys at can help clients assess the damages in personal injury cases and put a total dollar amount to the harm that was caused.

Here’s a brief introduction to the most common types of personal injury claims and what they involve.

Auto Collisions

Car accident lawsuits allege that the actions of a negligent driver directly led to the collision and resulted in serious injuries. Personal injury lawsuits may also be brought against car manufacturers if defective auto parts were a factor in causing the crash.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall claims assert that a property owner or property manager either failed to identify a property hazard or failed to warn visitors about the hazard and the hazard caused the injury.

Dog Attacks

Dog bite lawsuits involve claims against dog owners who did not properly contain their animals, resulting in physical injury. Settlements for dog bite injury are usually made by homeowner’s insurance companies.

Dangerous Products

Defective product claims are brought against product makers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers and involve the expert knowledge and testimony of engineers and researchers. Unsafe products may include defective drugs, harmful toys, electrical appliances, tools, auto parts, chemicals, food, and beverages.

Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice claims involve suing a doctor, hospital, or other medical professional or organization with the assertion that a patient suffered severe physical harm after mistreatment. Malpractice cases involve negligent behavior such as wrong site surgery, failure to diagnose cancer, wrong prescriptions, medication overdose, and malpractice during labor and delivery.

Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death claims allege that the actions of a person or entity led to the fatal injuries of the client. Wrongful death may happen in a variety of circumstances, including any of the following types of personal injury listed above.

If you or a member of your family has been seriously hurt by another’s negligence, please click here to find a personal injury law firm in your area.