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Apr. 2013

Types of Personal Injury

Posted by Andrews Law

Types of Personal Injury

Types of Personal Injury: There are numerous reasons to file a personal injury claim. However, many accident victims are unaware that their injuries may be the result of another person’s negligence. When an injury results from someone else’s negligence, you may be able to collect compensation for their suffering.
If you or a loved one has been injured, a personal injury attorney can determine whether someone else is liable for your injuries. To speak with a personal injury lawyer about your claim, call us at 1888-955-9111.

Although there are many types of personal injury cases, our attorneys most commonly receive claims involving the following:

Auto accidents: Car accidents are a common cause of personal injuries. When a motorist is injured because of someone else’s negligence, he or she can seek financial compensation for their losses. A driver may be held negligent if he or she is speeding, driving while intoxicated or operating the car recklessly.

Workplace injuries: Workers who are injured on the job can recover benefits through workers’ compensation programs. However, when an entity or individual other than the employer is at-fault for the injury, the employee can seek compensation through a third party lawsuit.

Defective products: Manufacturers, suppliers and retailers have an obligation to ensure their products are safe for public use. Additionally, manufacturers are required to include adequate instructions and warnings so as to prevent harm to the consumer. When a product contains a defect or inadequate warnings, the manufacturer or other entity may be liable for any resulting consumer injuries.

Medical malpractice: When a healthcare professional or facility fails to uphold a certain standard of care, and a patient is injured as a result, the victim may be able to recover compensation for their injuries. Examples of medical malpractice include birth injuries, surgical errors and misdiagnoses.
Slip and fall: This type of personal injury case occurs when an individual slips or trips because of unsafe conditions. When an individual slips on a wet floor or uneven pavement, the building or property owner may be liable.

Boating accidents: When an individual’s negligence leads to a boating accident, he or she can be held liable for any resulting injuries. For instance, if an individual operates a boat under the influence of alcohol, he or she may be legally responsible if another person is injured.

Trucking accidents: Truck drivers, trucking companies and truck part manufacturers can be held accountable if their negligence leads to another’s injuries. Common causes of trucking accidents include driver fatigue, failure to inspect the vehicle and unsecured loads.

Regardless of the cause of your injuries, a personal injury lawyer can evaluate your claim to determine if someone else is responsible for your pain and suffering or losses. Call our office and our personal injury lawyers will examine your claim to determine your eligibility for compensation.
(originally posted on http://www.forthepeople.com/types-of-personal-injury-lawsuits–1-1514.html )