Personal injury law covers a wide variety of accidents. Under personal injury, injured persons can request compensation for injuries and damages done by a liable party. The injuries or damages can be caused by direct action or through negligence. Some of the main types of claimable accidents under personal injury law include the following.
Car and Truck Accidents
Car and truck accidents are unfortunately common. They often occur due to improper or reckless driving, driving under the influence, and related factors. When someone is injured in a car or truck accident, they can get help from Finkelstein and Partners to request compensation from the at-fault driver. These cases can be complex, so working with a lawyer is advised.
Pedestrian or Bicycle Accidents
There are guidelines available for pedestrians and bicyclists to help keep them safer when on the road, but this doesn’t prevent all accidents. For both pedestrians and bicyclists, accidents often happen because drivers are under the influence or aren’t paying attention to what’s happening around them. When these accidents happen, they can lead to severe injuries.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents commonly occur in stores like grocery stores where someone may end up slipping or tripping because of hazards in the walkway. These accidents can lead to severe injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury, depending on how the person falls and may occur because the store did not put up signs warning of hazards or have them taken care of before someone could fall.
Workplace accidents are unfortunately common and can occur because of a failure to adhere to safety requirements or mistakes made at the workplace. There are a number of workplace injuries that are incredibly serious and it is possible for many of the injuries to be fatal. Workplace injuries can happen over time, as well, such as when someone develops a chronic disease due to their job.
Premises liability includes slip and fall accidents as well as any other accidents that happen on someone’s property. Accidents can happen on commercial or residential property and can include injuries from almost any activity. Depending on how the accident occurred, injuries from this type of claim can be severe. Those who are injured on someone else’s property will want to speak with a lawyer, as determining who is liable can be more complex than it seems.
Products should be safe to use when they’re sold to consumers, but this isn’t always the case. Items may not have appropriate warning labels or could cause injury when being used as described. This is common with medical products and medicines, but can also apply to any item from food to children’s toys.
Accidents can and do happen all the time. When they do, if they’re caused by someone’s negligence or direct action, it may be possible to get compensation for any injuries or damages. It is a good idea to speak with a lawyer about the situation to learn more about whether there is a case and, if so, how much compensation can be obtained by filing a claim. The lawyer can help through every step of the process, allowing the injured person to get a higher settlement that can cover all expenses relating to the accident. Talk to a lawyer today if you’ve been injured in an accident and it could fall under personal injury.