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Types of Personal Injury Claims

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Personal injury law is based on the concepts within the larger context of tort law. Tort law assumes that a person who suffers injuries due to the action (or inaction) of another deserves compensation for those injuries. While every case is different, there are some common personal injury claim types that most Coral Springs personal injury attorneys see frequently.

One of the most common types of injury cases are car accident injury cases. As the nation’s roads and highways become more crowded, drivers are not always as cautious as they should be, and car accidents are almost inevitable. Various statistics point out that the average American is involved in a car accident approximately once every ten years—and depending on where you live, you may be more likely to end up in an accident more often.

Another common type of personal injury case is the case of slip and fall injury claims. These cases can occur almost anywhere; indoors or out, in stores, malls, and retail centers. These cases can be either very simple or very complicated, depending on individual state laws governing negligence. In these cases it is important for the plaintiff to collect as much evidence as possible, and retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney quickly to preserve that evidence and ensure that negotiations don’t proceed beyond the state statute of limitations.

Medical malpractice cases are also fairly common, particularly for Coral Springs personal injury lawyers personal injury attorneys. Medical malpractice is defined by the involvement of a medical professional who has a relationship of formally diagnosing or treating a patient; in order to find malpractice, the professional must have infringed on the standards of care in some way, and must be found negligent in exercising his or her duties thereby. Medical malpractice suits can also be somewhat tricky; there must be negligence that led to injury to the patient, and that negligence has very strict definitions—typically these cases involve expert witness testimony from other medical professionals who can attest not only to the cause of the injury but also to the violation of the standards of care.

Liability cases, such as product liability, also fall under the category of personal injury. Product liability cases are where a company is liable for all damages as a result of manufacturing, designing, or selling a defective and dangerous product. Some of these cases are straightforward, while some of them are more complexes. In addition, cases that involve negligence or liability in the death of a loved one fall under the category of personal injury; these cases are referred to as Wrongful Death claims. Wrongful death has its own set of restrictions and requirements, along with some strict statutes of limitations.

If you feel that you have a claim that falls under the category of personal injury—that is, ultimately, if you feel that your injuries are due to the negligence or actions of another person, you should contact an attorney who specializes in personal injury law in order to receive a consultation and find out where you stand.

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