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If you or a loved one has been recently injured, abused, or involved in an accident that was out of their control, then they may be entitled to far more compensation than the insurance company lets on. In many cases, insurance claims adjusters and the responsible parties are notorious for giving accident victims the short end of the stick as far as monetary compensation.
One of the best ways to make sure that you get the money that you need to cover your costs is to hire a personal injury lawyer. Whether you need to pay for medical costs, compensate for your lost time from work, replace lost belongings, or even pay for funeral costs (in the event of wrongful death), you can get it all covered. In today’s post, we’ll be discussing the most common types of personal injury cases.
What’s Your Personal Injury Case?
Before you contact a lawyer, understanding the different types of personal injury cases is vital. Once you know the type of case you have, you’ll give the legal firms more information to help them build their case for you and increase your chances of getting a solid payout that will hopefully help compensate you for the damages that you received.
Breaking Down The Different Personal Injury Cases
You could have been injured or involved in an accident in a number of different manners. However, almost all accidents can be broken down or classified into one of the follower personal injury cases. Here are the basics you need to know.
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injury claims. Perhaps you ran into somebody who didn’t have insurance, or maybe you only received a small amount of compensation, despite the fact that you faced tens of thousands in medical bills. Every year, over a million people die in auto-related accidents. If you were lucky enough to survive, then you deserve to get the maximum insurance payout.
Work-related accidents are accidents that happen on the job while you’re clocked in and working. Unfortunately, many of these accidents result from poor safety or a failure to adhere to OSHA safety standards. These cases tend to be easy to prove and you may receive considerable compensation.
Medical Malpractice or Abuse
Hospitals and nursing facilities are supposed to be safe haven where every patient and visitor can feel safe and protected. However, suppose you or a loved one was unfortunate enough to have been directly abused or inadvertently damaged at a medical facility. In that case, you may be able to sue them for considerable damages.
Premises Liability Accidents
If you’re walking around a business, home, or city street and you become injured, then you may have a right to claim damages. For instance, if you’re walking through your apartment and the floor collapses, you may be able to sue your landlord to pay for any and all medical bills!
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
If you have a loved one who died as the result of malpractice or poor treatment, then you may be able to take advantage of a wrongful death lawsuit. Of course, you’ll never be able to replace or “repay” those who have passed, but you may be able to help pay for funeral costs or ensure that the victim’s family receives compensation.