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Four Most Common Personal Injury Claims

by | Oct 23, 2018 | Personal Injury

Accidents are not prejudiced; they happen in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and forms. For that reason, personal injury cases have quite a bit of variance that makes them all a little bit different. There really are so many different types of cases, but we do see a few types of personal injury cases more than others. In our blog post today, we’ll dive into the four most common personal injury cases that we see and what that is considered.

Car Accidents

There are millions of car accident every year. In fact, there are roughly 6 million car crashes that occur every single year. That number is crazy high and, unfortunately, it’s extremely accurate. The most common type of personal injury case that goes through the courts is due to car accidents and injuries that stem from them.

There are so many reasons that car accidents occur. From not paying attention while driving to negligence and unsafe conditions, the severity of the injury will vary from case to case based on the intensity of the accident. If you’re ever in a car accident, you should always opt for a visit to the doctor after the fact because you never know what types of injuries you’re overlooking in the moment.

The one thing that does make these cases so different from the many other types of personal injury cases is that when they happen, you are most likely to deal with the insurance company of the other driver. With a claim filed and a sound case, you can feel a little bit more confident when presenting your case to the insurance company and them, in turn, providing you with the compensation that you deserve.

Work Place Based

The second most common type of personal injury is accidents that happen in the workplace. This is a pretty broad type of claim because there is not one type of accident that’s happening, it’s just the location that is now consistent on a case to case basis.

Personal injury cases that occur in the workplace will turn into a claim of negligence on the business and the workplace that led to the injury. The only way for you to file a claim and get any compensation from it is if your accident was due to some sort of condition in the workplace. If it could have been avoided entirely had these conditions been taken care of, there’s a good chance that you’ll have a good case to present.

Personal injury cases that happen in the workplace are the responsibility of the company. That being said, if there are any compensations that are made it will be the responsibility of the company to pay them out.

Medical Malpractice

Now that we’ve covered the top two let’s start working our way down the list. Medical malpractice is the next point that we’re going to talk about. This is not the next most common, but it is certainly up there with the most common personal injury cases that we see. They’re very difficult cases to work through because of the misfortune that’s happened.

The difficult part of these cases is that there needs to be straightforward evidence that the medical care that you received left you worse off than before. This is so extremely challenging because it requires you to have undeniable evidence the care of this medical professional is what caused the injury. Truthfully, they’re so complex that we immediately suggest finding a legal professional to build and defend your case.

Product Liability

The final personal injury case type that we’re going to cover is one that we hear about every once in a while on the news: product liability. When a company creates a product and it malfunctions and leads to an injury, you wind up with a product liability personal injury case. The key to these cases is negligence with a product that was distributed. If there is not a warning for the way that the individual got injured, then it could very easily become a personal injury case due to negligence.

These types of personal injury cases could also be due to any malfunction of a product that immediately caused an injury. In those cases, we see a lot of recall of the product and quite a bit settlements that occur. If this does happen to you, it’s imperative that you find a legal professional to defend your case as soon as possible.

Woods & Thompson P.A. Are Here to Help

The team at Woods and Thompson P.A. are here to help with any personal injury case that you may have. Contact our team today, and we would be happy to set up a time for a consultation of your case. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out we are always more than happy to help.