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Get Legal Help If You Are a Victim of Any One of These Common Personal Injury Cases

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The occurrence of injuries and accidents is fairly common, and it leaves the affected person in a state of turmoil especially if it is serious. The injured person may be forced to miss work, be hospitalized, incur large medical expenses, and much more. That’s why it’s imperative to know your rights about how to handle an injury legally. In cases of negligence, you should be able to receive compensation from insurance companies.

Personal Injury Lawsuit

Personal injury law allows an injured person to get compensation for the losses incurred by an accident caused by another person’s or business’s negligence. The intent of personal injury lawsuit is to provide financial help to an injured person when the accident was a result of another person’s negligence or intentional conduct. The insurance company of the person responsible for the accident usually covers the expenses incurred.

A personal injury attorney helps in negotiating compensation on your behalf according to personal injury attorney Trevor Quirk. He is a part of Quirk Law Firm with years of experience in handling personal injury lawsuits and has a good track record of helping a number of clients claim fair compensation.

Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

woman in accident at workplace

The personal injury rules apply to a wide variety of situations out of which the common ones include:

  • Vehicle accidents: This includes accidents involving trucks, motorcycles, car, bus, bicycles and pedestrians. Accidents generally occur when one among the involved parties didn’t pay heed to the traffic rules. The driver who is found to be at fault is responsible for covering the expenses following the accident.
  • Slip and fall cases: A customer who slips on a wet grocery store aisle, a person falling in a dimly lit parking lot or someone who tripped from a ladder at their workplace can file a claim for compensation. A property owner is responsible to take steps to avoid accidents. The above 3 examples involve the negligence of property owner/supervisor.
  • Dog bite claim: Though the dog’s owner is responsible for arranging compensation, the rules for dog bite claims vary between states. In some states the dog owner is liable for damages even if the dog hadn’t exhibited signs of aggression in the past while some states follow the ‘one bite’ rule.
  • Defamation: It involves causing damage to a person’s reputation. Claimants generally need to prove that the opposite party uttered an untrue statement about the claimant which in turn caused them further harm (financial loss). If defamation claim is filed by a celebrity he/she is required to prove there was actual malice involved.
  • Medical malpractice: When a treatment provided by a health care professional or doctor isn’t up to the accepted medical standards, the patient has the right to raise a medical malpractice claim. Getting a bad treatment result doesn’t necessarily qualify for the claim.
  • Defective product: If a product such as drug, child’s crib, vehicle or be it any consumer product isn’t designed reasonably safe and someone has been injured using it, the affected person can file a product liability claim.

If you have been a victim of physical injury which has been caused by someone else’s negligence, contact an attorney. He/she will prove to be a valuable assistance in gaining hold of your deserved compensation.

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