Personal injury is a very broad field of law that includes several types of injuries. However, there are a few types of personal injury cases that are particularly common in the United States. Here are five examples of personal injury claims that can be pursued with the help of a personal injury attorney.
- Auto Accident Injury
If a person experiences an injury as a result of a car accident and was not at fault, he or she may be able to seek compensation for injuries. The plaintiffs need to have medical documentation detailing the injuries sustained, insurance information, as well as a police report detailing the events of the accident.
- Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice cases deal with injuries caused by a doctor’s negligence or inappropriate treatment. These personal injury cases typically require the doctor to have broken a rule or taken incorrect, negligent, or inappropriate actions in treating a patient.
- Product Liability
In the event that a person is injured while using a defective product, he or she may be entitled to seek compensation for injuries. Certain types of injuries, such as those sustained by “unavoidably dangerous” products, are not included.
- Slip and Fall Accidents
Persons injured due to a slip and fall on public or private property may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Slip and fall personal injury cases typically depend on the safety of the environment—an injured person’s case is strengthened if the property was unreasonably or unexpectedly dangerous to others.
- Wrongful Death
Wrongful death claims involve the death of a person due to the negligence of someone else. For example, if a person died as a result of an accident in an unmarked construction site, then his or her family may be entitled to compensation.
To learn more about personal injury claims and receiving compensation, call (301) 840-0404 to speak to an attorney at Sussman & Simcox. We specialize in all types of personal injury law in the Rockville and Gaithersburg areas and can help you and your family fight for justice. Visit us online to learn more about our practice areas.
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