Types of Personal Injury Claims
Here are some common examples of personal injury claims:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Road traffic accidents typically occur when two or more parties are involved in some collision. The most common forms include car crashes, motorcycle accidents, and bicycle collisions with cars or trucks.
Slip and fall accident claims
These accidents occur when someone has suffered harm on another individual's property. They usually happen because the victim did not watch where he or she was going, or some hazardous condition (such as an uneven sidewalk) was not kept up to usual standards.
Medical malpractice claims
In these cases, an injured party has been the victim of a doctor's mistake or error in judgment. This can include a delayed diagnosis or incorrect surgery or medication.
Animal attack claims:
These accidents occur when a wild or domestic animal attacks a victim. This can include anything from cows and horses to birds and household pets.
Construction site accidents
These types of accidents usually involve workers handling heavy machinery or operating other potentially dangerous equipment. They typically occur because the workers do not adhere to the proper safety regulations or possibly use faulty equipment.
Sexual assault or rape claims
The victim in these cases has been forced into some sexual interaction against their will. They can also occur because someone was unconscious, unable to resist, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.
Product liability claims
In these cases, a victim has been physically harmed because of a defective or dangerous item in some way. This can include medication, tools, food items, cars and other motor vehicles, or children's toys.
Nursing Home Abuse
When a patient is placed in the care of a nursing home facility, they expect to be treated with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, these places sometimes have an inadequate staff or violate other safety protocols, resulting in physical harm or even death to their patients. Our personal injury lawyers specialise in such types of claims.
In general, any time you have been the victim of an accident that has led to physical harm – either to your body or your belongings – you can pursue a personal injury claim.