3 Most Common Personal Injury Claims

Updated on April 8, 2021

Although personal injury claims involve all types of accidents, including dog bites, construction injuries, and workplace accidents, many injuries that are the result of accidents don’t automatically result in legal liability. If you have been hurt in an accident due to someone’s negligence, you may start by talking to a personal injury lawyer to find out if there are grounds for moving forward with a claim. Your lawyer has the experience required to help you properly file a claim and build a case strong enough to help you get an amount to which you might be entitled. To better understand what personal injury claims are commonly filed, read on to learn about the three most common types.

Vehicle Accidents

Car accidents can easily be placed at the top of personal injury cases. Day after day, hundreds of accidents take place in every city and state across the country. Accidents on the road may involve trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians, and they tend to happen for several obvious reasons, meaning that many of them might have been preventable.  The main reason for vehicle accidents involves distracted driving, which can certainly be blamed on technology and the many devices drivers use, but also because people drive when tired, people eat and drive, and engage in all sorts of behavior that take their eyes off the road. If that was not enough, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, and the weather also play a role in the number of daily car accidents.

Slip and Fall Accidents

When someone is injured due to slipping and falling while on private or public property, the impact on their health can be surprising and result in long-term consequences. When you slip and fall because a dangerous condition was present on the premises and the manager or owner of the place seems to have been aware of this hazard and took no action either to correct it or to warn you about it, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your losses. You may not only need to recover your health, but you might also have lost your job due to the injuries and may be dealing with other effects related to the incident.

Medical Malpractice

Everyone needs to see a doctor at some point. Whether to treat an injury, a condition, some symptoms, or because you need to have surgery or receive rehabilitation, you most likely never expect to receive the wrong diagnosis, inappropriate treatment, or be injured. A personal injury lawyer can help you prove that the healthcare professional in question took incorrect, inappropriate, or negligent actions against you. It has been estimated that hundreds of people die each year due to medical malpractice, but many go unreported, with no benefit to the injured patient or their loved ones.

Have you suffered a personal injury?

If this is your case, the first thing you should do is get your injuries checked out by a healthcare provider, whether in an emergency room or at your primary care doctor’s office. After that, it may be a good idea to explain your incident to a personal injury lawyer who can evaluate it and build the strongest case you need to try and get you the best settlement to cover your losses.


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