Every year, about 100 million people receive emergency medical care for accidental injuries. Often, these injuries are the result of another person or third party’s carelessness or recklessness.
In these instances, injury victims can recover relevant losses by filing a personal injury lawsuit. If you are entitled to compensation, it’s best to reach out to an injury lawyer to file your claim.
With that said, here are the most common types of personal injury claims.
Car accident injuries consume a large number of personal injury claims in the United States. While there are an average of about 5.5 million car accidents per year, these accidents are responsible for nearly 3 million injuries and about half a million deaths annually on average.
If you have been involved in an accident, you can claim compensation. But whether you are entitled to compensation or not, always see a doctor after an accident. Even if you don’t note any injuries right away, you might have sustained hidden injuries like whiplash, concussion, or even internal bleeding.
Medical malpractice injuries occur when a healthcare provider, such as a physician, surgeon, or even a pharmacist, acts negligently or recklessly. Examples of medical malpractice include misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose, surgical errors, and incorrect prescriptions.
While medical malpractice law aims to protect patients from the potentially devestating impacts of medical carelessness, winning a medical malpractice claim requires the support of an experienced malpractice lawyer and reputable medical witnesses, as these cases are scientifically complex.
Product liability law ensures that manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and suppliers are held responsible when their products harm consumers. These claims fall on the more unique end of the personal injury law spectrum. These claims often go viral on social media due to the peculiar nature of some cases. The case of
Tessica Brown in the Gorilla Glue lawsuit is possibly the most well-known example of unique personal injury claims. But Gorilla Glue is not the only brand that’s been involved in personal injury lawsuits. Vape brand Juul, fast food restaurant Mcdonald, and even the skincare company Johnson & Johnson’s have been sued for product liability.
Worker’s compensation insurance protects most workplace injury victims. These injuries happen when employees work in hazardous environments, do not have sufficient protective gear, are overstrained, or for other reasons. Any employee who is injured while on the job can claim compensation.
Fortunately, when it comes to most workplace injury claims, employees do not have to prove that their employers are at fault. However, on the downside, employees can’t claim non-economic damages in these lawsuits.
In personal injury law, any personal injury claim can become a wrongful death lawsuit if the victim’s death is the result of the injury. The deceased victim’s estate recipients and certain family members can claim against the at-fault party.
Wrongful death lawsuits are highly complex as the types of damages depend on whether the victim is an adult or a child and several other factors. So, it’s crucial to rely on legal guidance in these lawsuits.