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When you are involved in an accident, you may hear the term “personal injury” get thrown around—but what does it mean, and do you qualify?
A “personal injury” refers to harm that someone sustains due to another person’s or entity’s actions. Meaning, if not for another person’s negligence, the injury would not have occurred. Here, we will discuss some of the most common causes of personal injuries and whether you may be eligible for compensation.
Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common causes of personal injuries across America. When cars collide with one another, the results can prove catastrophic or even fatal. If you believe another driver is responsible for your crash, consider speaking with a diligent personal injury attorney. They can assess the facts of your collision, determine fault for the incident, and compile your losses into a comprehensive claim for damages.
When you seek medical attention, you have a reasonable expectation that your doctor will treat you with the utmost care. If your care provider breaks your trust by acting recklessly and harming you, you may be eligible to pursue legal action against them. Medical malpractice is when doctors, surgeons, nurses, and other healthcare professionals make errors that result in harm or injuries. Examples of this include incorrect diagnoses, surgical mistakes, birth injuries, and other incidences of negligence.
Research tells us that slip and fall incidents are the number one cause of worker compensation claims in the U.S. Individuals 65 years and older are more likely to sustain a slip and fall injury, with fractures being the most common injury. Whether it is caused by ice, water, or hazardous conditions on someone’s property, slips and falls can be detrimental to a person’s health. If you believe a property owner’s negligence caused your slip and fall, they may be on the hook for a personal injury suit. Discuss your claim with a seasoned attorney to find out if you have a viable claim for compensation.
Have you ever seen an article on a dangerous gadget, an exploding phone, or a hazardous toy? Defective products like these have the potential to cause severe personal injuries. Product manufacturers must ensure their products are safe for their intended use. Therefore, when a product has directly injured or caused illness to you, you may qualify for a product liability case.
When most people think of dogs, they think of friendly, furry companions. However, some dogs are not friendly toward strangers; severe damage or disfigurement is possible if an anxious or aggressive dog bites you. Bite wounds can permanently scar your face, arms, legs, or anywhere else. If this is your experience, the animal’s owner could be held responsible for your injuries.
Speak with a seasoned attorney about whether the pet owner was negligent in some way that caused your harm. If so, they could be liable in a dog bite injury case.
Personal injury cases are essential to recovery; successful cases hold the negligent party accountable and can compensate you for your injuries. There are various types of personal injury cases, and the lawyers at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law are ready to fight for what you deserve.
Do not be deterred if you played a small role in your personal injury. It is still worth discussing your incident with our knowledgeable team, as many states still allow plaintiffs to recover partial compensation for an accident they contributed to. Contact our firm today to get started.
Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law