Types of Personal Injury Litigation
Personal injury litigation involves helping accident victims recover from their injuries. While all personal injury cases are different, they can be categorized by accident or injury type. Here are some of the more common classifications.
Burns are among the most common types of wounds resulting from accidents, and they’re often accompanied by other injuries, like broken bones, concussions, et cetera. And you can get burnt in a number of different ways: hot liquids, chemicals, fire, electricity, or exposure to a hot surface. Burns can be extraordinarily painful and usually require a long healing process.
Because of the limited protection that they offer, motorcycles are inherently risky, and motorcycle accidents almost always involve personal injuries. Among the more common injuries we see in motorcycle crashes are: concussions, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, abrasions (road rash), burns, and even death.
Nursing Home Abuse
When you trust the care of your loved one to an assisted living facility or a nursing home, you expect superlative health and wellness care, which is why nursing home abuse and neglect are such egregious offenses. If you suspect that your family member is the victim of abuse or neglect—either because they’ve complained to you about it or you’ve witnessed evidence or mistreatment—you need to act quickly. A personal injury lawyer can assist you in immediately protecting the victim and holding the responsible parties accountable.
Slip and Fall
Both the owner and the custodian of a premise hold a duty of care to the customers, guests, and other individuals who visit their property. If you’ve had a slip and fall accident while visiting a business, government facility, or even private property as an invited guest, you’re entitled to compensation for your injuries and your recovery. Contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your case.
Commercial truckers must be properly licensed and meet a variety of state and federal requirements to operate their vehicles on our roadways. Many of these regulations directly affect your safety. If you’ve been injured in an accident, your personal injury lawyer will examine the police report, the truck driver’s log book to make sure they were in compliance, and the company’s adherence to the laws affecting commercial transit.
If you’re the survivor of a family member who has died in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and punitive damages. Many wrongful death cases don’t involve a criminal act, but are still caused by the negligence of another party. Nothing will bring your loved one back, but a wrongful death lawyer can see that the responsible parties are brought to justice through civil litigation.
Assault and Battery
In most jurisdictions assault and battery are crimes, but having your attacker spend the night in jail is not going to help you recover from your injuries or compensate you for lost wages. Even if the offender wasn’t arrested by the police, you can still recover damages in civil court. A personal injury attorney can examine your case and determine the likelihood of success in a lawsuit.