There are many different ways you can be injured in this world. You could fall down a set of stairs, slip on a spill, or be involved in a vehicle wreck. No matter what type of injury you’ve sustained there are some common types of accidents that lead to injury claims.
It’s these types of accidents that seem to involve another person’s negligence as a contributing factor as to the cause of the accident. If you’re thinking about filing a personal injury claim for an accident you’ve been hurt in, you may want to speak with accident and injury lawyers.
They can better advise you as to whether your accident qualifies you to file a claim, and they will be able to give you an idea of what your claim is worth. They can also walk you through the process of filing an injury claim. Below, see the accident types that are often seen in injury claims.
Common Personal Injury Case Types
Car Accidents – Auto wrecks cause a vast majority of injuries in this country. Although many safety measures have been put in place to make cars and roads safer, we still continue to see car accident injuries every day.
Most auto wrecks are caused by human error. That means that if all drivers took driving seriously there would be a lot less people hurt out there. The fact is, many people are reckless and careless when they drive, and it’s those negligent people who can be held accountable when they injure others.
Truck Accidents – Similar to auto wrecks, truck crashes are common causes of injuries. Truck accidents are a little different because there’s often a trucking company who could also be responsible for an injured party’s losses if it’s discovered they were somewhat involved in the accident.
Truckers may feel pressure to drive too many hours, or they may not have received proper training, making the trucking company also to blame for an accident.
Motorcycle Wrecks – Motorcycle injuries can be caused by a variety of reasons, but often because other drivers are distracted. They don’t notice motorcyclists because they aren’t paying attention to the road.
Medical Malpractice – It’s unthinkable to imagine a doctor or medical professional that doesn’t take your health seriously. For the most part medical practitioners care a great deal for their patients, and they do everything possible to improve their health, not harm them.
Nevertheless, doctors are humans and they are capable of mistakes. Worse than just a simple mistake, they can also be capable of negligence. If you were harmed because of substandard medical treatment, you may be able to file a claim against the doctor that harmed you.
Product Liability – We all buy and use products every day and we trust the makers of those products to create something safe and useful. We also trust the labels on the food and devices that we use, because if mislabeled we could be harmed.
If a product does not meet the safety standards, either because of poor design, manufacturing, or labeling, you may be able to sue the manufacturer of the product.
Wrongful Death – The death of a loved one is always difficult to bear but your grief can be magnified if you discover that their death could have been averted if not for another person’s careless behavior. If your loved one died in an accident and negligence has been proven to be the cause, you can seek justice and damages for your family.
Compensation for a wrongful death claim is meant to help you recover the losses you’ve sustained because of the unexpected death of your loved one.
Premises Liability – All property owners have a duty to maintain safe premises for guests and visitors. If there are hazards on their property that could harm someone, they are responsible for securing those hazards or placing warnings around the dangerous area.
If these property owners fail to take your safety seriously, they can be held responsible legally for your injuries and financial losses.