When an injury occurs, many wonder if they might have a legal case. Many lawyers specialize in personal injury cases and can help those injured due to the negligence of another party to receive due compensation.
What types of injuries are commonly handled by personal injury attorneys? Let’s consider a few of the most common personal injury cases. That way, should you ever find yourself in one of these situations, you’ll know that you have rights and that there are attorneys who can help you receive compensation for your qualifying case.
Personal Injury Cases
Car accident injuries. This is one of the most common types of personal injury cases. With approximately 222 million licensed drivers in the U.S. as of 2016, it’s no surprise that these injuries are so prevalent. Often caused by the negligence of other drivers, car accident injuries can result in loss of wages, quality of life, and high medical bills. If you are wondering what you can do if you’ve been injured in a car accident, check out our article What to Do After a Car Accident Injury to know what to do next.
Slip and fall injuries. Injuries from icy sidewalks and slippery walkways often make up these types of cases. Property owners need to ensure that their grounds are safe and that dangerous areas are clearly labeled. If the owner is negligent in these areas, a slip and fall injury could result. If you’ve been injured by the negligence of a property owner or their company’s maintenance crew, check out our page on slip and fall injuries.
Medical malpractice. This can happen when a medical professional doesn’t meet medical standards in their treatment or does not provide their patient with the proper care. It can be difficult to determine when malpractice has truly occurred since much of it is circumstantial. Medical malpractice can happen during a surgical procedure or in-patient or out-patient treatment. There are many resources available to help determine if you have a medical malpractice case, but the best way to be sure is to speak with an attorney.
Injuries while working. A bad work environment can lead to employees getting hurt or even developing an illness while at work. When this happens, medical and physical therapy bills begin to add up, not to mention the loss of wages. If you find yourself in this situation, you may be eligible for workers compensation. This could help pay for most, if not all of your medical costs and loss of income. Many attorneys specialize in workers’ compensation and can help determine if you have a case.
Animal bites. Most common among animal bites are dog bites. If you did not provoke the dog, but it bit you, you might have a case. However, remember that not all dog bites warrant legal involvement and states’ liability laws differ. You can find your state’s dog bite injury liability laws here.
Seek Legal Advice
These are only a few of the common personal injury cases that attorneys handle. It is by no means an exhaustive list. As we’ve discussed, personal injury lawyers handle cases where an individual was harmed due to the negligence of another person. If you feel that you fall into that category, don’t hesitate to contact a personal injury attorney.
The attorneys at Robichaud, Schroepfer & Correia, P.A. in Minneapolis can help you with your personal injury case. Our qualified attorneys specialize in auto and personal injury, as well as workers’ compensation. Contact us today and let us help guide you through the legal process.