In the United States, personal injury cases are filed every day. Most of these cases are a result of an accident or negligence on the part of another person or company. While some people may feel intimidated by the legal process, it is important to understand your rights and what you can do to protect yourself.
In this article, we will discuss some of the most common personal injury cases and what you can do if you find yourself in this situation. We will also provide information on how to choose a personal injury lawyer and what to expect during the legal process.
Medical Malpractice – A medical malpractice claim involves negligence on the part of a doctor or health care professional that leads to the patient being injured. The key to a medical malpractice claim is that the healthcare personnel failed to provide competent and reasonably skilled care. As the standard of medical care is fluid and tends to vary from state to state and even between hospitals, it is very important to have an attorney to fight for your case.
Product Liability – Under product liability law, the manufacturer or seller of a product can be held responsible for a person getting injured by a defective product. In general, the law upholds that any product should meet the ordinary safety expectations of a consumer. If it has an unprecedented defect or danger, it does not meet those expectations. If a product has a design flaw, the company can also be held liable.
Premises Liability – Premises liability law can be a bit complicated, as it involves sorting out whether the owner or occupier of the premises or the injured party is liable for the injury. it largely depends on if the person seeking the claim was invited onto the property, was permitted to be there, or was trespassing.
Auto Accidents – Car accidents are the cause of the majority of personal injury cases in the United States. A car accident can occur for a variety of reasons, but most often it is the result of negligence on the part of another driver. An accident typically occurs when a driver is not following the rules of the road or taking the proper precautions while driving a motorized vehicle. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident because of a careless driver, you can pursue a lawsuit to find that driver financially and legally responsible.
Wrongful Death Claims – A wrongful death is categorized as a death that occurs because of a negligent or intentional act from another party. This type of lawsuit is then filed on behalf of surviving spouses, children, and other relations determined by the court to be beneficiaries of the deceased’s estate. The goal of a wrongful death claim is to provide financial stability for the surviving family members by holding the at-fault party responsible.
These are just some of the most common personal injury cases that our lawyers see. If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible to protect your rights.
When meeting with a personal injury lawyer for the first time, be sure to bring any pertinent information about your case, including any police reports, witness statements, medical records, and any other documentation you may have. The more information you can provide, the better equipped your attorney will be to fight for the best possible outcome for your case.
It is also important to be realistic about your expectations for the case. Your lawyer will be able to give you a better idea of what to expect after reviewing all the facts and evidence. However, it is important to remember that every case is unique and no outcome can be guaranteed.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another, contact our office at Solution Law today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. We will review your case and help you determine the best course of action. There is no risk or obligation. Call us today to learn more.