Common Personal Injury Cases
Common personal injury cases often include motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, dog bites, product liability, and more. Personal injury is the legal term for any injury that occurs to the body, mind, or emotions. In many situations, a lawsuit is filed for personal injury against the party that has caused the harm.The reasons for personal injury claims include negligence, reckless conduct, or intentional misconduct. Depending on how the case is decided, the injured party may be awarded certain damages such as finances to cover medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
Florida is a no-fault state and all drivers are required to have personal injury protection insurance. In the event of an accident, the at-fault driver is held responsible for the victim’s damages. When you are the victim of an accident, you want to be sure that you receive everything that is rightfully yours under the law. A vehicle accident can change your life in a significantly negative way.
From trips and falls to hazardous working environments, injuries occur in the workplace all the time. Unsafe work environments can be a problematic avoidance of legal standards set by OSHA. In many cases, work injuries fall under the jurisdiction of workers’ compensation. Often, workers will be reimbursed for medical treatment and loss of income from not working. In some cases, a situation may qualify for a personal injury claim.
Accidents that occur by a dangerous condition on someone’s land are called “premises liability.” For example, premises liability may include grocery stores, restaurants, malls, department stores, gas stations, a neighbor’s home, or a swimming pool. Injuries may occur from missing handrails, tripping, slipping, and so many others. If such an injury occurs, be sure to document the hazardous situation as well as the injury.
Unsafe products, whether due to inadequate warnings or lack of operation directions, can cause serious injury. When this happens, your injury may be worth making a personal injury claim. Some examples of possible harmful products include consumer products, children’s toys, defective car parts, toxic materials, and more. Speak with a personal injury lawyer to determine the responsible party, the reason for product liability, and next steps.
Hospitals, doctors, nurses, and many other medical professionals may also be the cause of a serious injury. Medical malpractice includes misdiagnosis, improper treatment, mistakes, medication errors, and so much more. The consequences of medical malpractice can be terrible, and someone who suffers medical malpractice may have significant damages to claim.
Other Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury comes in many forms, and personal injuries happen in many ways. For example, someone could make a personal injury claim for nursing home abuse, an aviation accident, or a boating mishap. Dog bites, head injuries, food poisoning, asbestos exposure – all fall into the category of personal injury as well.
No matter your injury, you should have excellent legal insight to help you know what to do next. At Carrillo Injury Law, we are ready to help! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.