Put simply, personal injury refers to harm that resulted from someone else’s actions or negligence. Such cases are never easy. The injured person often has trouble getting back to work, which in turn affects their income, their ability to pay the medical bills that resulted from the injury, and their family.
If you’re unsure whether your injury qualifies to be a personal injury case, take a look at the list below, which outlines some of the most common types of personal injuries. If, after browsing this list, you’re still unsure, don’t hesitate to call our office and ask questions about this area of law.
Slip and Fall Accidents
The term “slip and fall” refers to a person being injured after falling on someone else’s property. Often, the cause of the initial slip is an unsafe environment, like an icy parking lot, a poorly maintained sidewalk, or an unmarked wet floor.
Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents
Usually, auto accidents involve two separate vehicles colliding and one party being held responsible for the other’s injuries. However, there are also pedestrian accidents, meaning an accident in which a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle. In either scenario, the driver who is deemed responsible can be forced to compensate for the injuries of the person or people they’ve hurt.
Products Liability Claims
In products liability cases, clients who have been harmed or could have been harmed by a defective product have the right to sue the party responsible for selling or making it. For instance, the offended party might sue the manufacturer of the product, the product wholesaler, or the store from which they bought the product.