What are the common types of personal injury claims?

What are the common types of personal injury claims?

Personal injury claims allow people who have been injured due to the negligence of others to seek compensation from the responsible party. Compensation can be sought for medical expenses, physical and emotional injuries, or damages such as loss of wages, loss of companionship, pain and suffering, etc. Personal injury claims can arise from a wide variety of circumstances, while each case involves different legal procedures.

The common types of personal injury claims are:

Vehicle accidents: Vehicle accidents occur due to a variety of factors such as reckless driving distracted driving, poor road condition or weather conditions. You may be eligible for compensation if you were injured in a vehicle accident caused by someone else’s negligence.

Premises liability: Property owners are obligated to keep their property in a safe condition, so as to avoid injuries to customers or other individuals. The premise liability law holds the property owner liable for injuries that occur as a result of unsafe or dangerous conditions on the property. Premises liability cases include slip and falls, construction site accidents, falling equipment, fires, criminal attacks, or inadequate security, etc.

Medical malpractice: Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other health care professional violates the reasonable standard of care owed to you. To file a medical malpractice claim, you must prove that you were harmed as a result of that violation.

Product Liability: Product liability arises when manufacturers or distributors place a defective, damaged or dangerous product into the hands of a consumer. If you are injured as a result of the defective, damaged, malfunctioning or improperly labelled product you can file a product liability claim.

Work related injuries: Employees are legally responsible to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Hence, if a worker sustains an injury at work or develops an illness related to work conditions he/ she can file a workers compensation claim.

Dog bites: If a dog bites you or causes other injuries, dog owners can be held financially responsible. However, exact dog owner liability laws vary from state to state.

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If you or a loved one has been injured due to some else’ negligence, contact the law office ofRobert P. Ianelli today. We are dedicated and committed to help you recover the compensation you need and deserve.

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