Top 4 Personal Injury Claims
June 11, 2021
BY: Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O'Cathain & O'Cathain
When someone else is to blame for an injury due to negligence or an intentional act then it falls under a personal injury case and it is time to find a personal injury lawyer. Chances are you are wondering what you can do when this happens, and if you can do anything. As a victim of an accident, you may have amassed large amounts of debt due to your injuries. This can weigh anyone down and make life more stressful, and the more stress you are under the longer it takes to recover.
Top 4 Types of Personal Injury
When it comes to personal injury there is an extensive list that seems like it goes on forever. No matter how long the list is the lawyers at David & Philpot P.L have the experience to help you through your case. Here are the top four types that many people have gone through:
- Car Accidents
Car accidents are the most common form of personal injury case in the United States. Most accidents are because someone isn’t following the rules of the road or isn’t driving as carefully as they should be. A careless drive can normally be held financially responsible for the injuries stemming from a car accident. However, there are exceptions and that is why talking ot a lawyer is key.
- Slip and Fall Cases
Slip and fall claims are ranked right on up there with car accidents. Property owners have a legal duty to keep their premises reasonably safe and free of hazards. That is why the bright yellow wet floor signs exist. There are injuries that occur on the property that have no liability but your own though. If you have been injured in a slip and fall then it is worth talking to a lawyer to see what can come out of it.
- Medical Malpractice
When there is a medical malpractice claim it is because a doctor, nurse, or other health care professional provides treatment below the appropriate medical standards of care, and someone is injured as a result. This could be misdiagnosing leading to a worse issue, not getting diagnosed fast enough, or even wrongful death. Keep in mind that just getting a bad result from treatment doesn’t mean malpractice occurred.
- Dog Bites
The most common person to be bitten by a dog is a child. In most cases, the owner of the dog is the one that is financially responsible for the bites and other injuries caused. However, the law does vary from state to state. Depending on the state the owner may only be found liable after the dog has shown a history of biting. In other cases, the owner is always liable. Taking to a lawyer is the best way to find out.