What Are Examples of Common Personal Injury Cases?

January 11, 2022
BY: Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich, O'Cathain & O'Cathain

Pretty much any accident that happened because of  someone else’s negligence can be classified under personal injury law. An experienced personal injury lawyer, like a lawyer from   Hurwitz, Whitcher, & Molloy LLP, can be of great assistance with your case. Do not hesitate to contact a lawyer. You do not want to miss the statute of limitations for filing. 

Slip and Fall Accidents 

One of the most common accidents is slip and fall cases, as they can happen anywhere. It can be difficult to prove a slip and fall in court, however, because you need to prove that negligence was involved in the accident. This would be if the floor that you fell on was slippery, if there was an object that was out of place and made you fall, or if there was a hazard that was not properly labeled for people to see. Your personal injury lawyer may want to go back to the scene of the accident to see what he or she can find that will help bolster your case. Your lawyer will want to know if there were any witnesses or additional evidence that you can bring to court. 

Product Defect Cases 

Purchasing a product only to find that it harmed you in some way can be a way to go to court for a personal injury lawsuit. You should be able to purchase something from the store and feel safe using it. If your trust is violated and you are injured because a product was defective, you might have a case against the company who created it. You may have heard of class action lawsuits that do this as well, but you will likely not recover very much for this. It is important to retain your own legal assistance to pursue compensation. 

Medical Malpractice Cases

You expect to be in good care when you go to the doctor’s office. If you were injured while in the care of a medical professional, you need to seek compensation. Not only do you deserve it, but you also need to protect anyone else in the future from having the same thing happen to them. By seeking compensation in a medical malpractice case, you are making sure that your own costs are taken care of, as well as showing to the at-fault party that their actions will have consequences. It may cause a medical professional to be more careful in the future. 

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today

You need to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as you realize you may have a case. Not only do you need to meet the statute of limitations, but you also need your lawyer to be able to speak with any witnesses while the accident is still fresh, as well as go to the scene of the accident to collect more evidence to help with your case. You can focus on healing from the accident while your lawyer builds your case.