Common causes of personal injuries

December 18, 2009

If you have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of a third party, then you may have a personal injury claim.

There are numerous factors that can contribute to a personal injury. The most common causes of personal injuries include:

Motor vehicle accidents

Car accidents are the most common of all personal injury claims. These types of personal injury lawsuits can involve all sorts of motor vehicle accidents, including accidents involving passenger cars or those involving 18-wheelers. Car accident lawsuits can also be brought by bicyclists and pedestrians who have been injured by a negligent driver.

Dangerous prescription drugs

A company that produces a prescription drug for sale to the public has a duty to perform extensive testing to ensure that the drug is both effective and reasonably safe. A pharmaceutical company may be held legally liable for damages if they fail to perform adequate testing or neglect to inform the public of all of the drug’s potential side effects and risks.

Defective products

The makers of defective products are held strictly liable for injuries caused by those products. Strict liability means that the injured consumer does not need to prove negligence in order to bring a successful personal injury claim.

Poorly maintained property

Premises liability is a type of personal injury claim that arises when someone is injured while they are one someone else’s property. If the property is not properly maintained, then the owner of the property can be held legally liable for injuries incurred as a result of that poor maintenance or a dangerous condition. One of the most common type of premises liability personal injury claims is the “slip and fall” accident.

Workplace accidents

Workplace accidents vary widely in their severity and the factors which contributed to the injury. Personal injury claims for workplace injuries can involve employer negligence, premises liability and defective products, among other causes. In Texas, employers are not required to subscribe to workers compensation, so you may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the company for which you work.

If you have been injured in any type of accident, contact Fears | Nachawati today for free legal advice. To speak with one of our experienced Texas personal injury lawyers, you can email us or phone us toll free at 1.866.705.7584.

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