When you suffer a serious injury that is caused by the negligence and carelessness of others, you deserve to be compensated for your damages. In most cases, you will need money to pay your medical bills, to help replace the wages you have lost from being unable to work at your job, and to help you navigate the daily pain and suffering you are now experiencing. To get this compensation, you should always consider filing a personal injury lawsuit. While there are many injuries that are often involved in personal injury claims, here are four of the most common.
When you are involved in a car accident, you may suffer broken bones, a concussion, severe lacerations, and back and neck injuries such as whiplash. When most car accidents take place, it is due to the other driver being negligent and careless by being drunk, texting, or doing things other than paying attention to their driving.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Whether you slip and fall while walking down a store aisle, out in a parking lot, or on a slippery sidewalk, slip and fall accidents are very common. When you suffer the broken bones and other injuries that come with these accidents, always consult a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. They may be able to determine whether or not there was insufficient signage or unmaintained walking areas in the place where you fell.
While dogs may be man’s best friend, they can also become your worst enemy and bite you when you least expect it. If this occurs, you will undoubtedly suffer deep puncture wounds and lacerations, damage to muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and perhaps even disfigurement that may be permanent. Fortunately, many states have strict liability laws regarding dog bites, enabling innocent victims to be compensated for their injuries.
When you use a product that is defective, such as a power tool or household cleaner that failed to include proper warnings as to its use, you may suffer second or even third-degree burns, blindness in one or both eyes, or even the loss of a limb if a power tool or chain saw goes awry while in your hands. When filing a personal injury lawsuit due to a defective product, you can often sue not only the manufacturer but also the retailer that sold you the product.
If you have suffered any of these accidents and the injuries that accompany them, schedule an immediate consultation with a personal injury lawyer to get the compensation you deserve and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable for their negligence.
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at facebook.com/brooke.chaplan or Twitter @BrookeChaplan