Each year, millions of people visit emergency rooms to seek treatment for an injury. Some of which were caused by another party’s negligence or faulty equipment resulting in the need for a personal injury claim.
What are the Common Types of Personal Injury Claims?
Motor Vehicle Accident
These accidents are responsible for the most personal injury claims. They cause a host of injuries such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and emotional trauma. Victims can be a driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian.
This refers to accidents caused on someone’s property due to unsafe or defective conditions. They can happen just about anywhere such as in restaurants, the mall, or at a neighbor’s house. Issues that can result in a premises liability claim include dog bites or falling down a flight of stairs due to a missing handrail.
Wrongful death lawsuits are possible when someone has been killed by another person’s negligence. Most of these cases stem from motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, airplane crashes, or from the use of a defective product.
Usually, workers cannot file a personal injury lawsuit against their employer. Instead, they receive Workers’ Compensation benefits. The exception to this is when injured workers can prove their employer caused their injury due to negligent safety practices.