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What Exactly Qualifies As a Personal Injury & Why Should I File a Claim?

Personal injury claims can become extremely complex in the blink of an eye, and that leaves many victims struggling with chronic pain and mounting medical bills. Taking some extra time to learn about common personal injury cases and what you can do to protect yourself following an accident might help you avoid many of the issues that victims face.

Accidents on the Road

Car and motorcycle accidents are two of the most common reasons why people file personal injury claims. These issues have become so common that practically every driver will experience at least one or two accidents over the years. While you might hope that an insurance provider will cover the damages, that is not always the case. Many victims must contact an attorney to help them negotiate with an insurance company or file a civil claim with a judge.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice suits are more common than most people realize with just over 2,500 cases going to trial every year. These lawsuits are particularly complicated because practically every medical treatment and procedure can be risky. In most cases, the victim and their legal team must prove that the doctor, medical staff, or hospital was acting in a negligent manner. They must also prove that the mistake has done harm to the victim and they are deserving of compensation.

Product Liability

Manufacturers and retailers have a legal obligation to sell goods that are either relatively safe or properly marked with safety information. If the product is defective or the warnings are insufficient, then there is a very good chance that someone will become injured at some point. In most cases, the victim is not responsible for their injuries if the item was damaged while it was being created, transported, stored, or sold.

The Importance of Filing a Claim

Few people realize just how much a single injury can cost them over the years. What originally seemed like a minor abrasion, cut, or bruise can eventually turn into a lifelong medical issue. That is why all victims should contact a law firm, like Scherline And Associates, that has experience handling motorcycle accidents, car accidents, defective products, and medical liability issues. These legal professionals can take care of this difficult and confusing process while you focus on your health and recovery.

Unless you handle your case quickly, you could miss out on your opportunity to receive fair compensation to help you cover lost wages, medical bills, physical therapy, medication, and more.

Author Info: Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, CA. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake.


Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

About This Blog

The title of this blog reflects my attitude toward those government agencies and insurance companies that routinely mistreat injured or disabled people. As a Dallas, Texas lawyer, I've spent more than 45 years trying to help those poor folk, and I have been frustrated daily by the actions of the people on the other side of their claims. (Sorry if I offended you...)

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