Generally defined, personal injury cases are types of legal disputes that can arise whenever an individual ends up suffering harm from either an injury or an accident, with someone else possibly being held legally responsible for causing that harm. The insurance company of the responsible person will end up paying money to the injured individual for pain and suffering, medical bills, and other additional medical expenses. In the event that the case involved medical malpractice, a personal injury attorney will likely work with insurance companies and hospital attorneys.
Here are four of the most common types of personal injury cases.
*First and foremost, perhaps one of the most common types of personal injury cases involves motor vehicle accidents. Every year, millions of people are injured in these types of accidents, sometimes fatally. In the event that something like this has happened to you, whether you are a driver, passenger, or pedestrian, chances are you will be entitled to monetary compensation for your financial loss and personal injuries.
*Another of the most common types of personal injury cases involves wrongful death. As implied by the name, this case describes a kind of lawsuit that can be brought whenever an individual has been killed due to the carelessness of another individual. Most of these kinds of lawsuits end up arising out of crashes involving cars and trucks, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, or the use of products that are either dangerous or defective. Additionally, this kind of lawsuit allows for the recovery of damages that are both different and unique from those that are available whenever an individual suffers injuries that are not fatal.
*One other of the most common types of personal injury cases involves medical malpractice. Serious injuries can also be caused due to the overall negligence of doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other types of medical professionals. It’s also important to note that there are all kinds of medical malpractice, such as improper treatment, misdiagnosis, medication mistakes, surgical errors, pharmacy errors, birth injury, and more. Cases involving medical malpractice are more complex and require the services of a medical malpractice attorney who will be able to promptly and properly evaluate the possible malpractice and, if needed, aggressively pursue legal action in order to ensure that you are compensated for your injuries and loss.
*Another common type of personal injury cases involves workplace accidents. Whenever an individual is either killed or injured while they are working for their employer, they typically are not permitted to file a personal injury lawsuit against this same employer. Instead, the employee must file a workers compensation claim, which is a claim that requires an employer to provide various benefits to an injured employee, such as medical treatment, wages, and a lump-sum payment. Laws involving workers compensation vary depending on the state and also have various obstacles that must be gone through. Thankfully, an attorney who is experienced in workplace accidents can help guide you through the entire process and ensure that all of your rights are fully protected.