3 Common Types of Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury is a vast topic with several other titles listed below it. It is often very difficult to predict the type of injury in any given accident. There is no clear definition as to what exactly can be treated as a personal injury and what cannot. A verdict of guilty or not guilty in a personal injury claim is determined just by the circumstances surrounding the accident and whatever caused it.
It is said that most Americans file claims for the most trifle reasons possible, and somehow there is some justice to that saying. Experts say that a claim is filed every three seconds.
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Types of Personal Injury Claims
Product Liability Claims
Product liability simply means that the manufacturers or the maker of products are the ones answerable for the injuries that they might cause an individual. However, the injuries must be a result of a flaw in the manufacturing of the product or a design defect.
Individuals who suffer some form of injury due to those defects may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer or even the company to receive some form of compensation. About 7 percent of all injury claims filed are product liability claims.
Fall and Slip Claims
Falling is a major cause of death, particularly with seniors. An establishment where an individual suffers a serious fall is usually considered responsible for the injury. However, it is never easy to prove this, because one has to show that the owner or the individuals running the establishment actually ignored some unsafe parts within their place.
But the most common causes of slip-and-fall cases are ice and snow, and failure to clean wet floors properly—both preventable. In most cases, slip-and-fall accidents are listed individually when compensation is being determined in a personal injury claim.
Accidents at work are always common—from hand to head injuries to bad knees, hearing or eyes. Most work-related accidents are either handled by Workers’ compensation or are ignored entirely. Nonetheless, by ignoring the problem, a similar injury can happen to other workers.
On the other hand, if you make a successful claim, you can receive the compensation to cover for any loss of earnings or medical bills, whilst the problem can get rectified to prevent it from happening to someone else.
No matter what kind of injury, if it was as a result of the fault or negligence of another individual or business, then it may be worth contacting experienced and qualified personal injury lawyers at Hardesty, Tyde, Green, Ashton & Clifton, on (904)-414-4906. We are well-trained to use the law in combination with the evidence at hand to get a reasonable conclusion for you.
What constitutes a personal injury?
The most common personal injury is an auto accident, but the broad definition encompasses any situation where a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. Early identification of a personal injury is important to the legal process. Many serious injuries occur each year involving:
– Auto accidents
– Premises liability accidents such as injuries caused by a slip and fall
– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
– Work-related accidents
– Animal attacks
– Faulty or malfunctioning products (product liability)