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What Are The Most Common Personal Injury Cases?

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What Are the Most Common Personal Injury Cases?

Personal injury is a broad area of law, and there are many kinds of personal injury cases. That being said, there are some common kinds of cases, and in this blog we go through most of the common personal injury cases and address the main points of each. If you’re looking to file a personal injury claim, you’ll benefit from reading this information. Now let’s begin!


The Common Personal Injury Cases

Car Accident Cases

Car accident cases are certainly the most common kind of personal injury case. It’s an unfortunate reality that millions of car accidents happen each year in the United States, and while a lot of these are only minor fender benders, many result in significant injuries and even death. If you’ve been injured in a car accident and you weren’t at fault, you’ll need to seek damages from the at-fault party and their insurance provider. Even if you share some responsibility for the accident, you’ll still be able to receive compensation, though the compensation figure will be based off how much fault you share. Auto accident claims are usually handled by drivers’ insurance companies, and often personal injury lawyers are involved as well.


Truck Accident Cases

Truck accident cases share a lot of the elements that are found in car accident cases. However, truck accidents tend to involve more parties, and the injuries from these are often more severe. The property damage is also more severe. If you’re involved in a truck accident, it’s likely numerous parties share fault for the accident, and you’ll need to seek damages from all of them. A skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer will help you do this.


Bike & Motorcycle Accident Cases

Bike accidents are more common in urban areas, though they can happen anywhere, as people are biking pretty much everywhere these days. Bike accidents are often associated with significant injuries because bicyclists are virtually defenseless when they’re struck on the road.

Motorcycle accidents are often associated with fatalities and severe injuries too, but in the case of motorcycles, a lot of accidents occur on highways, where drivers are traveling at high rates of speed and it’s sometimes difficult to spot a motorcyclist.

A lot of non-fatal bike and motorcycle accidents result in traumatic brain injury, amputation, or disfigurement, and a range of expenses are associated with these injuries, including medical bills, lost wages, loss of life enjoyment, and pain and suffering.


Pedestrian Accident Cases

Pedestrian accidents are also common, and these (like bike and motorcycle cases) often result in significant injuries because pedestrians are defenseless at the time of these accidents. Pedestrians are given the right of way in most instances on the roadways, and often they don’t bear any fault when an accident transpires, though sometimes fault is shared by a pedestrian. These accidents are also common in urban areas where there is a lot of foot traffic.

Determining where fault rests in these cases is not always cut and dry, as a pedestrian could get hit by a truck, in which case many parties would need to be held responsible for the accident.

Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice cases involve medical providers that fail to correctly provide medical services such as treatment, rehabilitation services, and medical evaluations. Medical malpractice can be a surgeon making an error during the surgery, or it can be a doctor failing to diagnose cancer that was diagnosable at the time of examination. Prescribing the wrong prescription is also an example of medical malpractice.

Injuries in these cases are often severe, and proving fault often requires expert witness testimony. An expert witness will be brought in to show that a doctor of similar qualifications and experience, one who is operating in the same area, wouldn’t have done what the negligent doctor did. Medical records will also be scrutinized heavily in this kind of case.


Slip & Fall Cases

Slip and fall cases are a kind of premises liability case. These have to do with property owners and the duties they owe to those who visit their properties. In short, a property owner has a duty to make sure their property is safe for all those visit, and if a hazard has been discovered, they need to address this right away. If you slip and fall because of a hazard a property owner failed to address, their negligence could yield you damages for injury-related expenses.


Defective Product Cases

Defective product cases are another kind of common personal injury case. In these cases, a plaintiff sues a product manufacturer for a variety of reasons. It could be that their product failed while being used as intended, and this failure led to injuries. For example, if you’re driving a truck and the trailer hitch you’re using detaches despite being properly secured, the manufacturer of the hitch could be held liable for injuries related to an accident that resulted from the hitch coming apart on the road. Product liability cases are often complex, and you’ll need a lawyer who specializes in these to reach a favorable outcome.


Wrongful Death Cases

A wrongful death suit can be filed after an accident victim succumbs to their injuries. Damages will be sought by the victim’s family, and awarded damages can be used to pay for funeral and burial costs, loss of a financial provider, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and the other expenses that family members are saddled with following the wrongful death of a loved one.


Should You Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer to File a Lawsuit for You?

Hiring a personal injury lawyer when you need to file a personal injury claim is a good move for a variety of reasons. A qualified personal injury lawyer will know exactly what needs to be done to reach a favorable outcome, and they’ll handle the nitty-gritty so you can focus on recovering. Having a personal injury lawyer who’s well-versed in the specific kind of personal injury claim you need to bring is the best option.


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