If you are curious to know what the most common types of personal injury cases are, here is a list to get you started.
Car and Truck Accidents
With so many cars and trucks on the roads, it is not surprising to learn that millions of people are injured every year, and many also lose their lives in accidents involving vehicles. These accidents impact drivers and their passengers, pedestrians, and bicycle or motorcycle riders.
These accidents usually happen on someone else’s public or private property, such as a restaurant, a mall, a grocery store, a gas station, a house, or any other place. When you fall and injure yourself, an attorney can help you negotiate with the property owner or their insurance company. You may get injured because you fell down a staircase that has a missing or defective handrail, the floor was wet or oily, you were bitten by a dog, or many other reasons.
These cases have to do with the negligence of doctors and medical personnel, which may result in serious injuries and even death. Medical malpractice can happen when you are misdiagnosed for an illness or condition, when you receive the wrong treatment, when errors are made during surgeries, when you are prescribed the wrong medication, when a serious or life-threatening illness is not diagnosed, and even at birth. These are usually complex cases that call for a lawyer who is well versed in this area of the law.
You may have dangerous or defective products in your own home without realizing their potential danger. You may have a product with improper warnings regarding its use, with unclear operation manuals, with defective parts, with unsafe chemicals or toxic materials. By using or consuming them, you or your family members can be injured or even die. Your personal injury attorney may find that it was the manufacturer, whoever designed the product, whoever marketed it, or whoever sold it to you that is responsible for your injuries. Once the responsible parties are identified, your lawyer will fight to make sure you receive the maximum compensation possible.
Accidents in the Workplace
If you or a loved one have been injured while at work, you may have been told that you are unable to bring a suit against your employer. Instead, you may have been told that you must go through their worker’s compensation policy which will provide you with several benefits. Depending on the state where you live and where the accident took place, worker’s compensation will vary and your benefits as well. A skilled workers’ comp attorney can help you navigate through this complicated process to make sure your rights are protected and you receive the benefits to which you are entitled.
Other Types Of Personal Injury Cases
Other cases may include nursing home neglect or abuse, asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, catastrophic accidents, burns, and more. If you are facing a difficult personal injury and need to know how to proceed, a consultation with Atlanta injury attorneys will help clear up your doubts and point you in the right direction to get the compensation you need.