What Are The Most Common Personal Injury Claims?
When you hear personal injury claim mentioned, many people automatically think about auto accidents. While car crashes do account for a large number of personal injury claims, there are many reasons that an accident victim may file a claim to recoup compensation for their damages. If an accident is caused by someone’s negligence, the injured party will pursue a claim against the liable party to recover compensation to pay for their losses.
Other than auto accident injury claims, here are some of the leading kinds of personal injury claims that an accident injury lawyer may help an individual file:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Premises liability
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
- Product liability
- Defamation claims
- Dog bites
- Construction accidents
As an example, if you were walking on a sidewalk that had not been properly maintained and you tripped and broke your arm, the property owner or municipality responsible for that sidewalk may be held liable for your damages. If you are getting medical care and the physician strays from the appropriate standard of care for your specific condition and it causes you harm, then they can be held liable. As an example, if you were getting surgery on your right arm and they operated on your left arm instead, then you may pursue a medical malpractice claim.
Workplace accidents are common. While usually these lead to workers’ compensation claims, there are extenuating circumstances in which a personal injury claim may be warranted. This could be true if there is a faulty product in use that causes the accident, or if there is a third-party vendor or independent contractor involved in the accident that caused your injury.
If you have suffered injuries and believe they were caused by the negligence of another party, ask for a free initial case review from the Harlan Law Firm today.