What Are the Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims?

December 1, 2017

There are hundreds of thousands of personal injury claims filed in the United States each year, the purpose of which is to compensate people for injuries or harm caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person or corporation. This compensation is meant to recover damages from lost wages, medical bills, or even emotional injury and suffering.

Personal injury claims cover a wide range of different injuries, including dog bites or traumatic brain injury, but there are a number of common types of personal injury claims that appear time and time again.

Automobile Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are the #1 source of personal injury claims and can occur as a result of many different factors including road maintenance negligence, distracted drivers, drunk drivers, and much more.

Thousands are gravely injured or even killed on the road each year as a result of the actions of others and through no fault of their own.

If you have been injured in a wreck that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Premises Liability

Another large percentage of personal injury claims result from premises liability, which entails someone being injured on the property of someone, most often a private business, corporation, government agency, or other organization.

Most often these injuries occur as a result of slipping and failing, failure by the premises to comply with building codes, misplaced or faulty equipment, or not adequately warning of potentially dangerous areas.

If you’ve injured in this manner, you should be sure to never sign a waiver or accept any form of compensation without first speaking to a personal injury attorney.

Workplace Injuries

When you show up to work, you expect safe and hazard-free work conditions, which your employer is legally responsible for providing. Despite that, thousands of Texans are injured every year on the job. If you’ve sustained an injury at work or developed an illness as a result of work conditions, you should be entitled to worker’s compensation.

It is important that you see a doctor immediately following your injury in order to receive written documentation of any physical injuries and to have a plan for recovery or rehabilitation. These records will bolster a worker’s compensation claim and an experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate through a worker’s comp claim.

Medical Malpractice

We seek out the care of medical clinics and hospitals in order to treat our injuries or illnesses, unfortunately there have been all too many instances of negligence or medical malpractice resulting in severe complications, illnesses, injuries, amputations, and even death.

In order to bring forward a medical malpractice case, you must be able to prove that the doctor or hospital has violated the reasonable standard of care owed to you and that you were physically harmed as a result. In most cases, medical experts must be willing to testify that such negligence occurred.

Product Liability

Defective or dangerous products cause thousands of injuries every single year among unsuspecting users. Designers, manufacturers, and retailers all have a responsibility to ensure the safety of the products that they bring to market. Provided you were using the product as it was intended, you have the right to expect that it will not cause personal harm or injury.

Be sure to preserve the defective productive in order to use it as evidence for any claim, which will also ensure that others aren’t hurt in a similar manner.

Personal Injury Claims

Any successful personal injury claim needs the help of an experienced attorney who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve and are entitled to. If you’ve been injured due to the carelessness or negligence of someone else, be sure to contact the best injury attorney in Dallas at Fears Nachawati.

The experienced team at Fears Nachawati will be able to help you through the difficult weeks and months ahead following your personal injury and will ensure that the law works for you, not against you. Give them a call at (866) 705-7584, or pay them a visit at their Dallas office on Greenville Avenue. Offices are also available in Houston, Austin, Fort Worth, and San Antonio.

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