Accidents happen every day — but if your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or carelessness, you may have the right to compensation for your injuries. If you have medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering due to your accident, consider meeting with a personal injury attorney to determine your next best steps. The most common types of personal injury lawsuits are listed below.
- Car, truck and motorcycle accidents
Any type of vehicle accident can result in severe injuries and damages. Accidents involving vehicles are one of the most common types of personal injury lawsuits. Typically, vehicle accidents are a result of one party’s negligent driving and can include semi-truck accidents, passenger car collisions, motorcycle accidents, or accidents involving pedestrians. If you were injured due to the negligence of another party, they may be liable for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
- Slip and fall accidents
Slip and fall accidents are also common and can result from a property owner’s negligent care of his/her property. Business owners, landlords, and homeowners all have a legal obligation to keep their property safe for customers, visitors, employees, or tenants. If a hazardous or dangerous condition on the property caused you to slip, trip, and fall, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages.
- Medical malpractice.
Unfortunately, medical malpractice claims are on the rise. Medical malpractice claims are personal injury lawsuits related to injuries caused by a doctor, nurse, or medical professional. While medical malpractice covers many areas, some of the more common personal injury claims relate to pharmaceutical errors, hospital mistakes, misdiagnosis, and surgical instruments left in a patient. If a doctor-patient duty was breached in your case, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries.
- Product liability
Millions of defective products enter the marketplace. These defective products can cause injury to consumers. From Christmas toys to automobiles, certain defective parts and components can result in injuries. If a distributor, designer, or manufacturer of any product places that defective product into the stream of commerce, they may be responsible for your injuries and damages.
- Dog bites
Some of the most common and severe personal injuries relate to dog bites. Dog bites can result in serious and permanent injuries. California law imposes strict liability on the owners of a dog that bites an individual — whether or not the dog was ever known to be vicious.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
Contacting an experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand if the facts of your case entitle you to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, or property damage after an injury.