Personal InjuriesAlmost any injury or illness that has been caused by another party’s negligence, recklessness or malice, may be considered a personal injury. Because of the many different kinds and causes of injuries, many personal injury lawyers specialize in one or a few specific areas of personal injury law even though they may be technically qualified to cover all kinds of personal injury claims. Examples of areas of personal injury law that a personal injury lawyer may specialize in include but are not limited to:

Medical Malpractice When a physician, hospital or other healthcare professional is negligent through an act or omission that causes injury to a patient, it is typically considered medical malpractice. This negligence may be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management.

Motor Vehicle Accidents Any motor vehicle accident that was caused by one or more parties’ negligence (it does not matter what kind of motorized vehicle was being operated) may qualify as a personal injury case for a victim of the accident. Along with motorcycles, cars, trucks, and buses, the term vehicle includes, planes, trains, boats, recreational vehicles, and other modes of transportation. Within the field of motor vehicle law, a lawyer may specialize in one or more type of vehicles or accidents.

Premise Liability Accident If a person is injured because of a property owner’s negligence in their maintenance and upkeep of their property, or in some cases, a tenant manger’s, this negligence may make them liable for expenses related to the victim’s injury. Even accidents that happen on public property such as on sidewalks and in parks, are considered to be owned by “someone” even if that someone is a government agency. The parties that are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of public property may be liable for injuries that are caused by their negligence.

Product Liability Accident When someone is injured by using a faulty or dangerous product even though they used it according to the product’s instructions and safety warnings, one or more party that was responsible for making the product available to the public, may be liable for expenses related to the victim’s injury. Any sort of product that injured or caused illness to someone may be a case for a product liability claim. These include but are not limited to: food, medication, toys, electronics, automobile parts, household appliances, and tools, etc.

Workplace Accident If someone is injured while at work or becomes ill because of conditions at work, there is a good chance they have cause for a personal injury claim. It does not matter if a person got injured while doing their job or if they just got injured in passing while on their company’s property, the victim’s employer may be liable for expenses related to the victim’s injury or illness.

Wrongful Death When a family loses a much loved member because of another party or parties’ negligence, recklessness or malicious behavior, the grieving family may be entitled to compensation for expenses related to their loved one’s injury or illness and subsequent death, as well as for their loss.

If you or someone you love has suffered from one of these types of personal injuries or one not mentioned here, it is probably a good idea to find out what kind of personal injury lawyer is best for your situation. A good personal injury lawyer will know what your rights to compensation are and will fight to ensure that you get this.
Close Menu