The most common personal injury cases explained

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When you’re the victim of an accident or occurrence that wasn’t your fault, then taking legal action is a positive step towards justice and securing financial support during your recovery period. An experienced and reputable attorney will undoubtedly have experience in a wide range of personal injury cases., which should put you at ease if you decide to pursue compensation. 

Here you’ll find some of the most common personal injury cases that an attorney in the USA can handle. 

Products liability

You may or may not be familiar with this Long Island Home Depot lawsuit settlement, but in short it came about as the result of a defective product causing harm and endangering the life of the son of the person who originally purchased it. Whether you’re at home, at work or in a public place, a product that is defective or dangerous and that can cause serious injury or even death in some cases can lead to a personal injury lawsuit. If a product has inadequate warning signs or insufficient handling instructions then it could also fall into this category. Drugs, tools, children’s products, hardware, electrical goods even vehicle parts are all examples of potentially dangerous products. The blame can lie with the person or business that sold you the product, or even those who designed the item. If you think you have a case then speak with an attorney who has experience in product liability cases. 

Slip and fall case

Whether you’re at the mall, in your local store, the swimming pool, movie theatre or even a restaurant those who own the building and have a legal obligation to provide a safe and hazard free environment in which you can go about your business without getting hurt. Accidents such as these could include tripping over a ripped carpet, slipping on a spillage that hasn’t been cleaned up or the area adequately cautioned, falling in low light, tumbling down the stairs due to an absent handrail etc. There are a huge range of conditions that could provide the circumstances required to make a personal injury claim. A lawyer would be able to give your more information and advice relating to your case.

Medical malpractice

Horror stories of surgical tools being left inside patients, operations occurring on the wrong limbs, or permanent and unnecessary damage being caused to a patient aren’t just stories – they’re real life examples of medical malpractice cases. Terrifying as they sound, other potential cases include birthing injuries (to mother and baby), delayed diagnosis, wrong diagnosis and poor aftercare

Wrongful death

If someone has been killed as a result of the major negligence of someone else, then a wrongful death case could run parallel to the legal case. Car accidents, construction accidents, workplace deaths and neglect of a carer are just some of the examples that could lead to a wrongful death file. The kind of compensation that can be received in these kinds of cases include, emotional damages, loss of earnings and future earnings, loss of companionship and others.