Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

More than 400,000 personal injury claims are filed across the nation each year.  Some of the most common types of personal injury cases include, but are not limited to:

Car Crashes

Car crashes are a leading cause of personal injury claims. Motor vehicle crashes can leave victims with serious and potentially costly injuries. If you are injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver, you may be able to file suit against the other driver for your injuries and property damage.

Slip and Falls

Slip and falls can happen due to dangerous conditions on another person or company’s property. Slick floors, cracks in a sidewalk, and unsafe stairwells can all lead to slip and falls for which the victim may be able to seek compensation from the property owner.  If you are injured in a slip and fall, you should consult with a slip and fall injury attorney for information on your legal rights.

Medical Malpractice

A medical malpractice claim can arise when a doctor or other health care professional provides treatment that falls below the appropriate medical standard of care, and a patient is injured as a result. This is far more common than many realize, injuring and killing thousands of people every year. If you are injured by a medical professional due to negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

Defective Products

When you purchase a product, you expect it to work in the manner it is intended.  A product that is defective or comes with inadequate instructions can cause serious injuries. The manufacturers of defective products may be liable for injuries inflicted in a products liability lawsuit.

Workplace Accidents

Accidents happen every day in workplaces across the United States.  Many of these accidents will be covered by workers’ compensation, but under some circumstances, the injured employee may have a viable personal injury claim against a negligent third party.

If you or a loved one has experienced a personal injury of any kind, contact our team of attorneys today at Scartelli Olszewski P.C.. You will receive personal attention and dedicated service.

Source: https://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/personal-injury/kinds-of-cases.html