5 Types of Personal Injuries Most Commonly Seen in Law Practice1:15:00 PM
Personal injury does not discriminate. It can come at any time, to anybody, regardless of class, creed, or race. Thankfully, the United States was founded on the idea that all citizens are born equal, and therefore, everybody is protected under the law when an accident does occur.
If you have been injured through no fault of your own, you have the legal right to file a personal injury claim and seek financial remuneration from the party responsible. Derrick Law Firm handles personal injury claims every day from people seeking the compensation they are entitled to after a personal injury and helps them hold those responsible to account.
These are the five most common personal injuries that personal injury attorneys deal with on a daily basis.
Car AccidentsThe US Department of Justice estimates that of all the personal injury claims filed nationwide, around 52% involved a motor vehicle accident.
Often, these cases are clear-cut. If everyone followed the rules of the road, there wouldn’t be accidents. Therefore, in the majority of cases, there is one party that is clearly responsible. Providing you and your personal injury lawyer can prove that this party was responsible, your case could be worth a significant sum.
Medical MalpracticeBetween 1991 and 2005, the number and value of medical malpractice claims in the US exploded. Today medical malpractice claims brought against a medical professional for negligence or error make up 15% of all personal injury claims.
Most medical malpractice claims are based around a misdiagnosis, complications or errors during surgery and anesthesia, unnecessary treatment, and issues around childbirth.
Slip and Fall AccidentsThe owner of the premises has the legal obligation to maintain the property in a manner that reduces hazards and minimizes the risk of somebody falling. If you fell as the result of an unkempt or poorly maintained property and were injured as a result, the owner could be held responsible.
The nature of responsibility varies from place to place, as do the landlord’s precise legal obligations with regard to maintaining the property. However, if you have fallen as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is advisable to discuss your case with a professional personal injury lawyer to see if you have a claim.
Dog BitesAs with slips and falls, the exact laws surrounding dog bites vary from state-to-state. The owner is, however, responsible for the actions of his or her dog. This means if someone else’s dog injured you and you were left out of pocket as a result of the injury, chances are, you have a strong case for seeking financial compensation.
Defamation and SlanderNot all injuries are physical. It is possible for you to suffer an injury to your character. The law is also on your side in cases of defamation and slander.
If your reputation has been damaged by lies and falsehoods, you can file a personal injury claim for damages. Providing you can provide evidence that the allegations made against you are untrue and that they directly caused a loss of income or damage to your reputation, you can your personal injury attorney can begin building a case.
These five personal injury cases could happen to anybody. None are beyond the realms of plausibility. Just remember, if they do happen to you, the law is on your side. You are not alone. Hire a personal injury lawyer and begin the process of putting things straight.